On 21st of April 2019, the Council hosted a lecture by Dr. Mohsen Tawfiq, council member, to speak about the topic entitled “From mythologies to systemic thinking, and evolution of human thought regarding the Understanding of World and Life through Sufism, Philosophy, Religion, and Science”. Dr. Mounir Zahran, Chairman of the Council, Dr. Ezzat Saad, Director of the Council, and a number of ambassadors and academics from among the council’s members, participated in that event. This lecture was also attended by Engineer Ramzy Al-Adl.
The evolution of global thought system over 5000 years and the conceptual development that took place as a result of progress made in informatics and human thought have been discussed during this meeting.
Dr. Mohsen emphasized that human thought had passed through stages of Sufism, philosophy, and then scientific theories; all of which have influenced the understanding of life system, and through which it has been concluded that a system of any science or field is only a system of interconnected complex parts, and that when studying any system, it will not be possible to study a part of that system in isolation from the whole, but shall be studied as an integrated system; as such, transition has taken place from the classic theory which is characterized by being a materialistic theory that depends on competitiveness to systemic thinking, that is characterized by being interconnected and non-complicated or inevitable, but governed by quantum and relativity theories, and characterized by cooperation and diversity of cultures.
He concluded his speech by emphasizing the significance of including all fields of development in systemic thinking, chiefly education, that takes all elements of internal and external environment into account, when conducting development.