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(Gilberto Carnasciali, a student of Rational Culture, Miguel Pereira, RJ – BRAZIL)
The word “book” comes from the Latin “liber” that is defined as a collection of paper leaves gathered in a loose sheet book through a gluing or sewing process.
Since Joannes Gutemberg (1398-1468) invented a graphic process for the mass production of books of the mobile type, using oil based ink, the book became the primary container instrument of the human knowledge. Not that this had not occurred before, however in a primitive way and in infinitely smaller proportions, given the inexistence of means to implement the multiplication of the works, the majority of which remaining limited to one edition only. Thus, many collections were lost, such as the Alexandria Library, in Egypt, burned in a fire around 325 BC. All the classical knowledge destined to the Middle East was sheltered there in that collection known as “the one which contained the books of all the Earth´s peoples” – 500.000 manuscript rolls.
For one to have an idea of the value of that daring literary enterprise, contributed to its composition mathematicians, medical doctors, historians, poets, geologists, astronomers, philologists and text critics. Among its works, the holly books were the ones with greater prominence.
And it is that way that the human knowledge remains alive and available to anyone; in the memory of the books, guardians of the material and immaterial facts and happenings along the times.
And for how long that time has endured?
The time of the Planet Earth´s age materialized herewith – the second world originated from the first and only, the RATIONAL WORLD – calculated by means of advanced techniques that permit to physically determine that its materialization occurred about 4.5 billion of years ago.
But what existed before that materialization?
It existed, as it exists and will exist; the Eternal World, the RATIONAL WORLD, with its inhabitants, pure, clean and perfect beings.
And how one can learn what originated our transposition from the First World to this world of matter?
There is where dwells the unique importance of this monumental and transcendental Work, entitled “Universe in Disenchantment” of Rational Culture.
It was conceded to Gutemberg the inventor gift to create the modern book printed in large scale. That achievement caused the acceleration of the approach of the Nations through the reading of the books that remain being, since then, the main instrument for divulging the human knowledge, parallel to the Internet, another recent and powerful mean of diffusion.
(Continue in Part 2)
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