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About tuncali

I began keeping aquariums as early as I was nine years old. Since then, I kept many aquariums and lots of fish, plant and invertebrate species. My favorite fish family is of course cichlids with their fascinating behaviors. My relatively new area of interest is low-tech natural aquariums as almost self-sufficient ecosystems that are I think ideal models for sustainable life.

Why does mainstream economics ignore ecology? (PhD progress report 3, August 2019)

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What is Innovation?

In this blog article, I will analyse the meaning of innovation by the example of a medical pill against headache, first from the narrow perspective of industrial paradigm, and then from the broad perspective of ecological paradigm. Let’s see some … Continue reading

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What is industrial paradigm?

Industrial paradigm is the human-centered, mechanistic and reductionist worldview that dominates science, education and especially economic thought since industrial revolution. For the industrial paradigm, we humans are not a part of the nature; we are outside the realm of nature. … Continue reading

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Aquariums and Ecosystem Mutilation Business

A semi-natural aquarium in our kitchen (100x40x40cm) without heater and filter.

Thanks to my aquarium hobby, I became aware of ecosystem mutilation business already as I was a 11 year-old boy, though I couldn’t name it then very clearly. Ecosystem mutilation business is about destroying self-sufficient and sustainable ecosystems in order … Continue reading

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Ecosystem Mutilation Business

monoculture in agriculture

Maybe you have already heard the term externalities in economics: Externalities are defined as harmful or useful side-effects of economic activities… For example pollution is a harmful side-effect of many industrial production activities. Most economy books explain the harmful externalities … Continue reading

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