Study on the Origins of Dynamic Jets on Sun’s Surface
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A new NASA-funded study has revealed the origins of spicules – lengthy jets of plasma on the sun’s surface. Scientists have been observing these long strands of solar material since the end of the 19th century, but their origins have … Read More

The egg from the bottle
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Put a fresh egg in a glass of vinegar. Leave the egg in the vinegar until the hard crust dissolves and remains only an elastic membrane. Put the egg thus obtained in water. In 3-7 days, the egg will increase … Read More

The branches of Western philosophy
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Philosophy is far from being a well-defined field of knowledge in the sense that the problems it confronts are of extreme variety. It studies many objects, that is why its subdivision into different branches is problematic and arbitrary. Moreover, if … Read More

Formalism and natural language in analytic philosophy
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Tradition, doctrine and method The definition of analytic philosophy remains ambiguous to the point that it has been argued that it is “preferable to speak of analytic philosophies in the plural.” It can be clarified by distinguishing three uses of … Read More

The concept of concept in philosophy
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A concept is a sum of thought, which, when linked to other sum of thought, can form a proposition. A concept is a signifier which can be expressed by means of a signifier (a word or a statement), and it … Read More

The cold flame
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A handkerchief can remain whole even if the flame burns. The handkerchief is soaked in water, wring well, then soak in a mixture of water and alcohol 1: 1. This mixture is flammable but burn with a incombustible flame.

Astrophysical constants and parameters
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(Barred spiral galaxy, Eridanus constellation) The following table contains the values of the constants and parameters commonly used in astrophysics and also more particularly in cosmology. Concerning the cosmological parameters, the ΛCDM model which is the basis of the standard … Read More

Yvon Quiniou: Misery of the contemporary philosophy, with regard to materialism
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Yvon Quiniou is a French Marxist philosopher. He published several interesting books, such as Atheism and Materialism Today (2004), Critique of Religion, a moral and intellectual imposition (2014), and especially a very useful For a critical approach to Islam (2016), … Read More

Anglo-Saxon tradition in philosophy of law
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In the United States, the influence of H. L. Hart (1907-1992) and Ronald Dworkin largely eclipse that of Kelsen. Under the term “legal philosophy”, the theory of Anglo-Saxon law closely links philosophy of law and jurisprudence. According to these authors, … Read More

Philosophy and history of Western philosophy
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(Representation of Wisdom (1635): “Sapiens Dominabitur Astris”. Free text translation: “Who acquires wisdom will master the stars.”) If philosophy has a long history, it is necessary to distinguish the practice of philosophy from the simple study of past doctrines. Sometimes … Read More

Western philosophy as a way of life
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(Jean-Léon Gérôme, Diogenes, 1860. Romantic portrait which represents also the dog (in Greek “κύων”) which gave its name to cynicism.) The philosophy was understood very early as a way of life and not just as a theoretical reflection. In other … Read More

Scientific controversies
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A scientific controversy can be defined as a friendly or not debate opposing personalities of the scientific community or observers (sociologists of science, journalists …) on a scientific theory point or on historical or philosophical facts to be associated with … Read More

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