The Australian scientist John Charles Earls Dalton has become a new Peruvian citizen, according to the National Superintendence of Migration.
Earls graduated as a physicist in the sixties and he has been curious for many years to cross the Pacific Ocean to know Peru, a country he came to love so much that today, at 84, he finally achieved his longing to become a new Peruvian, reported El Comercio.
"I heard a song that caught my attention, then I looked for other records of folk music and I was more interested in its origin. I got books about Peru and the first ones I found were those of José María Arguedas,” Earls recalled, who then wrote a letter to the well-known writer, who extended an invitation to visit Peru.
Without much money, but with many desires to learn, he crossed the Pacific Ocean in a trip that lasted three weeks by boat and then by mule to various corners of Peru, interested in the culture.
“John Earls has published more than 60 researches in Spanish and English, in which he turns his knowledge of physics and anthropology, among which stand out the adaptability of the Peruvian agricultural system to climate change; the topoclimatic and agroecological zoning in the Bolivian Altiplano; the cybernetics of the Inca agricultural administration in the Urubamba Valley, Cusco; Andean technology in the face of climate change, cosmology and power in the Quechua world, among others”, El Comercio wrote.