European Union: Promoting a new culture of data protection – EU Annual Management Plan 2019
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The EDPS Strategy 2015-2019, “Leading by example” – adopted at the beginning of the current EDPS mandate in 2015 – sets out how we seek to promote a new culture of data protection in the European institutions and bodies. Our … Read More

Karl Popper’s demarcation problem
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Sfetcu, Nicolae, ” Karl Popper’s demarcation problem “, SetThings (January 24, 2019), MultiMedia Publishing (ed.), URL = https://www.setthings.com/en/karl-poppers-demarcation-problem/ Email: nicolae@sfetcu .com  This book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/. … Read More

Classical theory of singularities
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Nicolae Sfetcu Email: nicolae@sfetcu.com The singularities from the general relativity resulting by solving Einstein’s equations were and still are the subject of many scientific debates: Are there singularities in spacetime, or not? Big Bang was an initial singularity? If singularities … Read More

Hooke’s claim on the law of gravity
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Since ancient times, Aristotle has represented the universe as transparent concentric spheres, with the Earth in the center, then, outwardly, the spheres of the Moon, the planets, and the fixed stars. But he did not try to give any explanation … Read More

Newton’s action at a distance – Different views
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Different authors have attempted to clarify the aspects of remote action and God’s involvement on the basis of textual investigations, mainly from the Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy, (Newton, 1999b) Newton’s correspondence with Richard Bentley (1692/93), (Bentley 1693) and Queries … Read More

Stanislaw Lem vs. Andrei Tarkovsky
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Andrei Tarkovski (1932 – 1986) was born in Russia. Tarkovsky directed the first five of his seven films (Ivan’s Childhood (1962), Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), Mirror (1975) and Stalker (1979)) in the Soviet Union; his latest films, Nostalghia (1983) … Read More

Time Travel
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Time travel involves traveling in a time different from the present, in the past or in the future, basically without a space travel with reference to a local coordinate system. Time travel can be made by a material body that … Read More

Eugenics
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Nicolae Sfetcu nicolae@sfetcu.com The term eugenics as a practice and field of study was invented by Francis Galton in 1883, in his book Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development (F. Galton 1983) based on the recent work of his … Read More

Predicate logic
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Predicate logic, also known as first-order logic and first-order predicate calculus, is a formalization of the language of mathematics, proposed by Gottlob Frege, between the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century. In predicate logic, … Read More

Linear motion
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In physics, and more particularly in mechanics, a linear motion is a movement that takes place along a straight line. During a rectilinear motion, the velocity vector v retains its direction, its value being able to remain constant (uniform linear … Read More

Non-Cartesian dualism
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 (Different approaches toward resolving the mind–body problem) Malebranche and occasionalism The action of the body on the mind and of the mind on the body is impossible; consequently, it is God who acts alone, conforming the will of the mind … Read More

History of physics in prehistory and antiquity
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The history of physics traces the origin and evolution of currents of thought and knowledge in the physical sciences. Themes Several parallel issues overlap over the centuries: determinism and probabilistic physics; Laplace has scarcely conceived the project of a total … Read More

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