(問到底 No.7116 2008 0807 Thursday)
這字，就是 Labrary，是Library 和Laboratory
I suppose we should talk about labrary concept rather than the concentration camp concept you have mentioned. Here i shall be glad to copy my article on labrary for your reference.
Your proposal of labrary, a combination of laboratory and library, would provide the service of both institution to us as we have already enjoyed these for three hundreds years, since the beginning of latest oil culture. I believe and you are right to believe that it shall be a good instrument to enable us to explore the frontier of knowledge and develop new technologies to be applied in future. It would be your wish, as well as the wish of me, your readers, the intellectuals, and those who wish to save the mankind and earth, that this proposal would soon be true one day. Let us pray for God that by his mercy, labrary would be built as soon as possible and as many as possible, in every quarter of globe where there is a vast population of human live, and it would then become a source of new human thought.
I also wish to say a word or two on where labrary would be built.
Freedom of speech and thought is the first and essential element required by this institution. The high standard of tolerance of various opinions over a very sensitive issue, just like whether the Christ is a soul or human, which would be a main component of the freedom, should be the character of people in the place with labrary. I have seen, and I am sure you and your readers have seen these people nowadays, they are the people in Western world, the British, The American, the Dutch. If people shall not allow the words different from themselves to be heard, and ever expressed, i do not think that a labrary would still perform its duty well.
The high level of education of the population there is essential too. I expect they should have a good proficiency of the language used in their places, and some international languages, Chinese and English. They should have a sound understanding of the local and international affairs, just like the global warming. Music, Art should be the interest of them and they could appreciate many great musicians and artists, like Mozart, Handel. They should have learned much in science, Physics, Chemistry , Biology and Mathematics, Astronomy, Meteorology They could know what Newton laws of motion are and their application, how organic matters undergoes different type of reaction, the way using the differentiation and integrations in caculus, and they could know much about animals and plants, and different species living there and how the genetic knowledge is used. They would understand the impact of the rainstorm and drought to their life, and have the deep knowledge of planets and stars in the univense. Above all, they like to make many inventions, machines and tools, just like Mr Chen, that they are of use to human life.
I think that by these two qualities, that man in that place shall give the labrary the power to develop human thinking and revolutionize the world that it could move to a sunlit highland. I am pleased if you and your readers can find this article useful. If you can add your ideas in the requirement to make labrary successful, I shall be very happy
I wish to hear from you soon. I have no objection if you make this letter in public.