The new (liberal) eugenics
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Despite the Nazi horrors, in 1953 the new eugenics was founded, when Watson and Crick postulated the double helix of DNA as the basis of chemical heredity. (Hutton 1978) In 1961, scientists have deciphered the genetic code of DNA, laying … Read More

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

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

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

Arguments for speciesism
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The arguments in favor of speciesism are based mainly on religious beliefs, anthropocentric philosophical conceptions and the concept of preference for its species. Religious arguments Some religious traditions claim that animals were created for human use, and that humans are … Read More

Normative ethics
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(The tram dilemma is a thought experiment that can serve to illustrate and test different ethical theories.) Normative ethics is the branch of ethics that studies the possible moral criteria to determine when an action is right and when it is not. It looks for general principles that … Read More

Phenomenon
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A phenomenon is the way in which a thing, a fact of the physical world (object, action …), psychic (emotion, thought …) or social (product of social interactions) is manifested to the sensitivity of a living being. Certain phenomena of … Read More

Scientific disciplines and classification
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Science can be organized into major scientific disciplines, including: mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, mechanics, computer science, psychology, optics, pharmacy, medicine, astronomy, archeology, economics, sociology, anthropology, linguistics. The disciplines are distinguished not only by their methods or their objects, but also … Read More

The atomic nature of matter (Atomic theory)
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The atomic theory is a theory of the nature of matter, that matter is composed of discrete units called atoms that has supplanted ancient beliefs that matter can be broken down into infinitely small divisions. The ancient atomist theory The … Read More

Google: Dataset Search, a new search engine, for journalists and researchers
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Google has recently launched a new search engine, using a large system of public government databases, public sources, digital libraries, and personal websites, primarily aimed to help journalists and researchers in their work. The new search engine, with the name … Read More

Faculty of Medicine of Lille suspends homeopathy diploma
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As a result of the controversies over alternative medicine, the medical school through his dean suspended its university diploma of homeopathy for the beginning academic year in expectation of the position of the Haute Autorité de Santé (High Authority of … Read More

Report on Big Data & Data Analytics in Homeland Security Market
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The use of big data and data analytics by Homeland Security, Public Safety organizations and Intelligence agencies is on the rise, mostly because the world is becoming more digital and connected. This is creating new opportunities, not only for data … Read More

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