Category Archives: Contemporary Society Problems

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SCIENTIFIC NATURALISM

The success of the Scientific Revolution led to the development of the worldview of scientific naturalism, or the belief that the world is governed by natural laws and forces that can be understood, and that all phenomena are part of … Continue reading

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…something to get your poor, caring and sharing and intelligent self out of this cesspool of ignorance

“Once again I ask if anyone here has an exit strategy out of this cesspool of greed, heartless indifference, and breathtaking stupidity that is the US. I am seriously considering the options these days…” …there are at least three reasons … Continue reading

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A Thorium-Salt Reactor Has Fired Up for the First Time in Four Decades

The road to cleaner, meltdown-proof nuclear power has taken a big step forward. Researchers at NRG, a Dutch nuclear materials firm, have begun the first tests of nuclear fission using thorium salts since experiments ended at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in the … Continue reading

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Как воровали в СССР

Вопреки расхожему мнению, на бытовом уровне в СССР воровство существовало повсеместно, но при этом среди самих мелких воришек таковым не считалось. http://maxim-nm.livejournal.com/331398.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=02_06_weekly&media например обвесить в магазине или изменить состав блюд в общепите, принести с завода пару подшипников, слить десятка два … Continue reading

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Violence and the History of Inequality

Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, the Stanford … Continue reading

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Reklāma

Vai reklāmā ir nozieguma sastāvs?: https://gunarsjanaitis.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/vai-reklama-ir-nozieguma-sastavs/#comment-252 Reklāma, hm, skaista tēma. Piedalīšos korī. Man ir tieši tāpat, kā to raksta GN2: Visas firmas, kas mani apmētā ar reklāmu, es neiegaumēju nemaz, bet ja kaut kas paliek atmiņā, tad tā ir skaidra izpratne: … Continue reading

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В чем сила?

По данным опросов, россияне не уважают тех, кто умеет «зарабатывать деньги», и не любят тех, у кого они есть. При этом сами предпринимать ничего не хотят. От редакции LJ MEDIA Mūsu sabiedrībā nav citādāk. Visvairāk ir kritizētāju un nosodītāju. Zinošu padomdevēju ir mazāk. Darītāju ir pavisam … Continue reading

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Has the American Dream Become the American Nightmare?

By John W. Whitehead January 24, 2017 “Most Germans, so far as I could see, did not seem to mind that their personal freedom had been taken away, that so much of their splendid culture was being destroyed and replaced … Continue reading

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Carl Sagan’s foreboding of America

“I HAVE A FOREBODING OF AN AMERICA…” “I have a foreboding of an America in my children’s or grandchildren’s time — when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away … Continue reading

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US Power Will Decline Under Trump, Says Futurist Who Predicted Soviet Collapse

Johan Galtung, a Nobel Peace Prize-nominated sociologist who predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union, warned that US global power will collapse under the Donald Trump administration. The Norwegian professor at the University of Hawaii and Transcend Peace University is … Continue reading

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Complexity and Stupidity: A Conversation with David Krakauer

In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris talks to biologist David Krakauer about information, complex systems, and the future of humanity. David Krakauer is President and William H. Miller Professor of Complex Systems at the Santa Fe … Continue reading

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Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful?

Teachers in Finland spend fewer hours at school each day and spend less time in classrooms than American teachers. Teachers use the extra time to build curriculums and assess their students. Children spend far more time playing outside, even in … Continue reading

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Dažas derīgas, bet ne jaunas domas

LNK tāpat kā LA, tāpat kā daudzu citu latviešu problēma ir, atvainojiet par tiešu atklātību, aprobežota un maziska nostāja, no kā izriet daudzas citas problēmas, kuras Latviju ir novedušas līdz pašreizējam katastrofālajam stāvoklim. Tāpēc kaut cik gudri cilvēki Latvijas apstākļos … Continue reading

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Сколько стоят бомбардировки в Сирии

Последнее время всё чаще можно услышать мнение о том, что действия российской авиации в Сирии — это непозволительное расточительство в условиях кризиса. MIR_MAG аргументированно доказывает, что бомбежки ИГИЛ стоят не сильно дороже обычной боевой подготовки в мирное время.

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Знак неравенства.

Росстат впервые с начала кризиса зафиксировал рост неравенства населения по доходам, то есть увеличение так называемого индекса Джинни. Но это лишь один из показателей. На самом деле мы знаем, что в России расслоение сильно выше, чем опубликованные данные Росстата. Это неравенство — следствие той модели, которая была выстроена в нашей … Continue reading

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The real oil limits story; what other researchers missed

Virtually no one realizes that the economy is a self-organized networked system. There are many interconnections within the system. The real situation is that as prices rise, supply tends to rise as well, because new sources of production become available at … Continue reading

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Ментальная и эмоциональная манипуляция людьми

http://whatisgood.ru/theory/media/mentalnaya-i-emocionalnaya-manipulyaciya-lyudmi/ Par Krievijas masu mēdijiem Par Krievijas (vai tikai?) masu mēdītājiem Электронная книга Мораль XXI века http://www.litres.ru/dario-salas/moral-xxi-veka/?just_bought=1 Тем не менее весь мир подвержен прямым или косвенным ментальным манипуляциям, цель которых – подчинить граждан чьим-то темным интересам. Людей убеждают, воздействуя на их подсознание: … Continue reading

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Why we have a wage inequality problem

by Gail Tverberg Wage inequality is a topic in elections around the world. What can be done to provide more income for those without jobs, and those with low wages? Wage inequality is really a sign of a deeper problem; … Continue reading

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On the Need for Significant Reform in University Education

This paper discusses the need for academia to be more responsive to the needs of students and society. The slow speed of change in academia is causing our educational programs to lose value. Technology has been advancing at an exponential … Continue reading

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The power of doubt

What do you do when your firmly held beliefs turn out not to be true? When Casey Gerald’s religion failed him, he searched for something new to believe in — in business, in government, in philanthropy — but found only … Continue reading

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Putins

https://failiem.lv/u/fhjolit Protams, ka tā ir mūsu sabiedrību slimība, pareizāk varbūt būtu pat – īpatnība. Daži šodien sūdzas, apsūdz (ne sevi) par to, ka pie mums ienākušas Rietumu sabiedrības,  Rietumu kultūras, (kuru mēs paši izvēlējāmies), pavadones jeb problēmas. Bet varbūt ir … Continue reading

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Why E O Wilson is wrong about how to save the Earth

Edward O Wilson is one of the world’s most revered, reviled and referenced conservation biologists. In his new book, Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, he comes out with all guns blazing, proclaiming the terrible fate of biodiversity, the need for … Continue reading

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Half-Earth

Half of the Earth’s surface and seas must be dedicated to the conservation of nature, or humanity will have no future by Edward O Wilson is a professor emeritus in entomology at Harvard. Half-Earthconcludes Wilson’s trilogy begun by The Social Conquest of … Continue reading

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Why are Jews so powerful?

By: Dr Farrukh Saleem The writer is the Pakistani Executive Director of the Center for Research and Security Studies, a think tank established in 2007, and an Islamabad-based freelance columnist. There are only 14 million Jews in the world; seven … Continue reading

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Dārgās baktērijas, kas vairo atkritumus.

Iepakojuma goliātisms iepretim nelielajam daudzumam derīgā produkta – ne tikai mūsdienu sērga, bet lai vairāk nopelnītu. Uz atkritumiem. Optiskais māns, lai pircējam šķistu, ka lielums adekvāts cenai. Te būs viens raksturīgs piemērs. Liveo 4 – uztura bagātinātājs kapsulās. Ražotājs un … Continue reading

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