Paradoxes of causal loops in spacetime
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Nicolae Sfetcu Email: nicolae@sfetcu.com This article 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/. Sfetcu, Nicolae, “Paradoxes of causal loops in spacetime”, SetThings (February 3, 2019), MultiMedia Publishing (ed.), URL … Read More

The Ontology of General Relativity
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In classical vision, space and time are containers; matter is the content. The distinctive property of matter is that it carries energy and impulse, preserved over time, resulting in energy and impulse being fundamental ontologically. (Norton 2012) General Relativity (GR) … Read More

Space, time, and time travel
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Newton supported the idea of absolute time, unlike Leibniz, for which time is only a relation between events and cannot be expressed independently, a statement in concordance with the relativity of space-time. (Crisp 2007) Eternalism claims that the past and … Read More

Banned media access to events organized by the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council
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I applied online for accreditation, and I received confirmation as a journalist. The press facilities offered at the events organized by the Romanian Presidium of the EU Council are listed on the website: 250 work spaces with broadband, phone and … Read More

Science and pseudoscience – Falsifiability
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The delimitation between science and pseudoscience is part of the more general task of determining which beliefs are epistemologically justified. Science can be described as partly descriptive, partly normative. A definition of science can focus on descriptive content and specify … Read More

Grandfather paradox in time travel
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(Top: original billiard ball trajectory. Middle: the billiard ball emerges from the future, and delivers its past self a strike that averts the past ball from entering the time machine. Bottom: the billiard ball never enters the time machine, giving … Read More

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

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