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About us, and what we believe in


Standardization is the adaptation of human beings in anything (material or spiritual element) that is being repeated. This is accomplished by instinct, by chance, or even by program and has as its main (if not exclusive) goal the capability of constant repetition. The result is the creation of standards, which (defined thus from the Latin word "standard") project invariability as their main feature.

Protypation is the institution, by experience or after the application of programming, of standards, under the notion of the ideal-model elements to be imitated. The international term that we propose to be used is protypation (from the Greek accepted term for model, "­˝Ř˘§­´"-"protype").

Today, all people deal (even unconsciously) with standardization, either in their everyday life, or in their specialty or in their profession. It is more rational to view and encounter everyday life as well as profession-specialty from the part of standardization, and more human when standardization is referred to protypes and not to standards.

ENEPROT is a group of specialists, who, following this viewpoint, deal with protypation scientifically, each in his own field. By scientifically1 we mean that we search, without time limits, in depth and multisidedly the separate topics of standardization and protypation. Of course, each one's occupation is a matter of each one's special field. However, under the cover of ENEPROT an osmosis of each separate viewpoint takes place, so that the result is a fully scientific coverage of the topic. So, centered in ENEPROT, discussions take place, viewpoints are exchanged, and analyses, attitudes, and records about standardization and protypation are shaped in groups.

ENEPROT, after having shaped a wide circle of people and organizations who are related and are interested in standardization and protypation, organizes or co-organizes (together with other social, scientific, occupational organizations, for example consumers) meetings, like conventions, daily meetings, round table discussions, as well as lectures, seminars, etc. All these manifestations are recorded and published either as Proceedings or evaluated in corresponding meetings or publications. Likewise, in an area suitably modified in the bureaus of the Union, regular meetings of the members are organized, which are open to the public, where, in the form of lectures by our members, the thematic topics of protypation (for which each member has specialized knowledge and skills) are discussed. Moreover, since the end of 2000, a group was occupied with the writing of a "Protypation Omnibus Book" in the form of a series of a six-volume manual.






1In antiquity science (epistimi in Greek, from the verb epistamai = I know) was considered to be the "unquestionable knowledge" and was referred to in contrast to the knowledge of opinion, that is to the subjective view. Therefore science requires corroboration, substantiation and consent - mutual acceptance. In Plato's teachings about "science", science was considered every occupation that surpasses the narrow limits of irrational experience. In Aristotelian teachings about "science", science is considered every occupation which overrides the narrow limits of irrational experience. Aristoteles taught the "true scientific knowledge". People, according to his teachings, acquire science by knowledge, and he gave the definition of "science" and its, prerequired, definitions of "proof" and "reasoning". That is, he differentiated between scientific knowledge which is always true, between consideration which sometimes is true and sometimes it is not, and between sophistry which is never true. He defines that "proof is the scientific reasoning" or the result of scientific reasoning. That, finally, we have science when we know the cause for the existence of everything and that is the cause of that thing and that this thing is impossible to exist in another way.

In the path of time, sometimes science was understood and applied erroneously, sometimes it was pushed aside and suppressed. In every place, in every time and as far as it was used and applied correctly, it took rid of pseudo knowledge, of prejudice, of superstition, of sophistry, and of pseudo dilemmas.