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We are often told that we are living in an information society.
An information society is barely on the first rung of the
ladder of the trinity of information, knowledge and wisdom.
How can people attain wisdom? Knowledge is acquired by learning,
where some information is deemed useful and retained and other
less useful information is rejected. Wisdom however, involves
many other qualities such as experience, values, open-mindedness
and spirituality. This fifth session will ponder the meaning
of wisdom and will seek examples that demonstrate its power
and how it may be acquired. Slovenia prides itself as a model
of wise development and good environmental practice, and its
landscape is one of its biggest assets. Hopefully, the same
wisdom that preserved the Slovenes' culture through 600 years
without a state of their own will help them to preserve and
cherish their environmental soul.

Fifth Plenary

On board in Koper. Chaired by: Professor Jane Lubchenco

Presentations
Welcome address by Slovene dignitary
Wisdom - the role of science and religion: why is so little knowledge being converted into wisdom (The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard John C. Chartres, Lord Bishop of London)
Need science be separate from wisdom? (Dr Rupert Sheldrake)
Science without frontiers and its contribution to the local environment (Mr Zoran Stancic)
Messages from water (Dr Masaru Emoto)

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