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Polymath

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Years ago, in the middle of 15th century, at Vinci, Republic of Florence, a child was born.

This child had a destiny. He was going to change the entire world.

One man. The whole world.

With him, the myth of the «Reinassance Man» became true. A man who was capable to of concentrate the knowledge of many and diverse areas. A man able to know about physics, architecture, music, painting.

This type of human being was called polymath, and the man himself, Leonardo Da Vinci.

Nowadays his work lasts.

The Gioconda in painting.

The helicopter and the submarine in engineering.

The Viturbian man in anatomy.

And the list continues.

But back to the actual reality, in the 10s of the 21st century the «polymath» seems doomed to disappear. The engineers must specialize his knowledge in something instead of having a deep background in many areas.

Is this the correct path?

Who knows. But there is one thing important to take into consideration: only with the join of both, the art and the science, the mankind will be able to change the world as we know it now.

Future echoes

With the recent doubts regarding the Theory of Relativity of Albert Einstein and its axiom of the limit of velocity: no physical object, message or field line can travel faster than the speed of light in vacuum, I’m meditating about our thoughts about reality and our points of view.

Newton, Copernicus, Ptolomeo, had their own point of view with the restrictions in their perspective that the circumstances of the time when they lived accounted to them.

It’s possible; therefore, that now we have our own limitations of sight. What if there is something in our point of view that limits us? What if time is a measurement which travels forwards and backwards?

Let me think for a moment that there is one possibility of someone who doesn’t have that sort of limitations and is capable of perceive the echoes of time, the shadows of things that will happen…

Think about it for a while. Do you have someone: a friend, a relative, who has the power of feel some things, know about what is about to happen…? What if he or she can really do it?