A Key to Heaven and Hell

INSPIRATIONAL, 14 Aug 2017

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

The physicist Richard Feinman once met a Buddhist monk. The monk said,

“I will tell you something that you will never forget. Humanity possesses a key that opens the gates to heaven. But the same key also opens the gates to hell.”

Feinman said he never forgot. That key is science.

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Dietrich Fischer (1941-2015) from Münsingen, Switzerland, got a Licentiate in Mathematics from the University of Bern 1968 and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from New York University 1976. 1986-88 he was a MacArthur Fellow in International Peace and Security at Princeton University. He has taught mathematics, computer science, economics and peace studies at various universities and been a consultant to the United Nations. He was co-founder, with Johan Galtung, of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment in 1993.

Excerpted from Dietrich Fischer’s Stories to Inspire You – TRANSCEND University Press-TUP.

 

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