The humanist and scientist Salvatore Puledda made the 7 of January of 1989 in Florence, the capital of historical humanism, a tribute to Galileo Galilei, Giordano Bruno and other precursors of science today. On that occasion, a commitment was made among the attendees, to fight decisively so that the advance of science is put at the service of the human being.
From that event came the initiative in World without Wars to carry out an action that would evoke and define that commitment to those interested. The "Ethical Commitment" was created and an event was held at the University of Distance Education in Madrid in which professors, professors and students performed it in 10 languages.
We are in a world in which some are willing to sell their knowledge and knowledge for any purpose at any price. These have covered our planet with death machines. Others have used their own ingenuity to invent new means to manipulate, silence, numb the conscience of people and peoples.
There are also men and women who have used Science and Knowledge to relieve fatigue and hunger, the pain and suffering of Humanity, to tear the gag out of the mouths of the oppressed, to give them a voice and give them confidence.
Today, at the dawn of the third millennium of the West, the survival of the entire human species is threatened and on Earth, our common home, looms the nightmare of ecological catastrophe and nuclear hecatomb.
So we ask from here all the scientists, researchers, professionals and educators of the world to use their knowledge for the exclusive benefit of Humanity.
I promise (swear) to my friends, teachers, family and colleagues never to use in my life the knowledge received and future learning to oppress human beings, but on the contrary to apply for their release.
I commit myself to work for the elimination of physical pain and mental suffering.
I am committed to promoting freedom of thought and learning from the practice of non-violence by seeking to "treat others as I would like to be treated."
Good knowledge leads to justice
Good knowledge avoids confrontation
Good knowledge leads to dialogue and reconciliation
We call from here to all universities, research institutes, high schools, colleges to institute this ethical commitment, analogous to what Hippocrates created for doctors, in order to achieve that knowledge is used to overcome pain and suffering , to humanize the Earth.