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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.

An Anatolian tale: Wild Drummer of the Apple Village

In May 2021, as I was thinking “what shall I do for the 12th birthday of my daughter Elif Sumru, what shall I give to her as present?”, an idea came to my mind: I could write a short story … Continue reading

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The man who never asked inconvenient questions

The case of Adolf Eichmann and industrial education I can say without hesitation that A Little History of Philosophy is the best introductory philosophy book I’ve ever read. The author of the book, Nigel Warburton, has managed to explain the … Continue reading

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Important economy lesson that I learned from aquariums

As experienced aquarium-keepers know very well, the biggest problem in an aquarium is water purification; that is, keeping the water and sand healthy in the long term, for several years. Nitrogen compounds such as nitrate and other chemicals accumulated in … Continue reading

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The Song of Ecological Ignorance

Have you ever listened to the song of ecological ignorance? Probably not, because I composed such a song for the first time. Here it is: This is a little funny & simple song of ecological ignorance, and it is at … Continue reading

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My Book: Ecological Ignorance in Mainstream Economics

My book “Ecological Ignorance in Mainstream Economics”, which is a product of my PhD study at the University of Corsica (Università di Corsica Pasquale Paoli, 2018-2021), is now available at Amazon as ebook and paperback: Ecological Ignorance in Mainstream Economics: … Continue reading

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