Scepticisme Scientifique Épisode #292: OVNI en Belgique June 29th, 2015 Jean-Michel Abrassart et Jeremy Royaux discutent du livre “OVNI en Belgique : Contributions sceptiques”. Épisode #291: Le monde merveilleux June 22nd, 2015 Interview: Isabelle Stephen et Christopher Hammock. Épisode #289: L’apologétique chrétienne June 8th, 2015 Interview: Guillaume Bignon. Épisode #287: Le Pharmachien May 26th, 2015 Jérémy Royaux interview Olivier Bernard pour son nouveau livre : LE PHARMACHIEN T1 Épisode #286: Pleine conscience May 19th, 2015 Interview: Sébastien Fagot. Épisode #284: Créatures mystérieuses May 4th, 2015 Julien Benoit discute avec Jean-Michel Abrassart de l’article “Mysterious Creatures: Creating a Cryptozoological Encyclopedia” de George M. Épisode #283: La recherche de Beischel & Schwartz (2007) sur les médiums April 28th, 2015 Nicolas Gauvrit discute de la recherche de Beischel & Schwartz (2007) sur les médiums. Références et liens Le livre “The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life After Death” Père Brune
A chi appartiene la nostra attenzione? | Siderlandia Bologna, sabato sera, piazza Maggiore. Luci soffuse mi fanno sentire in una grande casa universitaria, mentre moltitudini eterogenee mi danno la sensazione che la globalizzazione possa essere anche cosa viva. Entro in Sala Borsa per distrarmi un po’; tutta la provincialità che mi porto appresso mi pervade. L’atrio è accogliente e maestoso ed è qui che c’è una tra le tantissime biblioteche che cospargono la città. Forse la Sala Borsa è la più bella, o forse la più affascinante. Da Skizomedia tenterò di estrarre – non assicurandovi la bontà del risultato – i concetti più interessanti. Negli ultimi anni due sono i filoni riguardanti l’innovazione tecnico-digitale e dei suoi effetti sociali. Dall’altra parte c’è invece il filone della resistenza anti-digitale, che oppone valori umanistici all’invadenza del digitale. Ma le condizioni di perfetta trasmissione NON esistono. Nel 1992 Bill Gates diceva: il potere consiste nel rendere le cose facili.
Dangerous Talk ORBIT SMART Tree of Life Web Project The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny). Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders, segmented worms, phlox flowers, tyrannosaurs, euglenids, Heliconius butterflies, club fungi, or the vampire squid. ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life.
Skeptic » Home » The Skeptics Society & Skeptic magazine Hidden Potencies 2011 was the first year of the European uprising, when European society entered into a deep crisis that seems to me much more of a crisis of social imagination than mere economics. Economic dogma has taken hold of the public discourse for three decades and has destroyed the critical power of political reason. The collapse of the global economy has exposed the dangers of economic dogmatism, but its ideology has already been incorporated into the automatisms of living society. Political decision has been replaced by technolinguistic automatisms embedded in the interconnected global machine, and social choices are submitted to psychic automatisms embedded in social discourse and in the social imagination. But the depth of the catastrophe represented by the collapse is awakening hidden potencies of the social brain. The European collapse is not simply the effect of a crisis that is only economic and financial – this is a crisis of imagination about the future, as well.
Council for Secular Humanism News Magnificent desolation There are some questions you don’t ask Buzz Aldrin - clichis he’s heard so often that they set his teeth on edge. Chief among them: How did it feel to walk on the moon? “I try to answer,” he admits wearily. “I say, ‘It felt terrific. Tremendously satisfying. “But then people say, ‘No … how did it feel? Tuesday marks the 30th anniversary of the day that Aldrin and Apollo 11 crew members Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins became the most famous men on Earth. “Desolation” describes Aldrin’s life in the years that followed Apollo. Buzz had always enjoyed his Scotch, but now began drinking heavily. People hearing this are rarely surprised. Aldrin now works out of a Beverly Hills, Calif., apartment he shares with his second wife, Lois. “Buzz is an enormous business,” Lois says, harried. “He’s found his niche,” she concedes. The Aldrins’ home is a tasteful blend of oriental decor and astronaut kitsch. The front doors open and Aldrin walks in, his hand in a sack of baked tortilla chips. “Why?
Science and the Sea - Humboldt Current If you’re not a fan of anchovies, then the Pacific Coast of South America isn’t for you. A large fraction of the world’s anchovies are caught in the cold waters off Peru and Chile. They’re sustained by an ocean current that creates the most productive fisheries in the world. The Humboldt Current flows northward along the Pacific Coast of South America. Credit: Wikipedia. The Humboldt Current flows northward along the continent’s edge. Sea turtles, sea lions, and sea birds are common. The most common fish are anchovies, sardines, and mackerel. The fisheries have held up pretty well despite increasing pollution and possible overfishing. The Humboldt Current not only sustains life in the Pacific -- it sustains life in the Andes Mountains as well.
Zététique Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Pour la définition de la zététique comme partie des mathématiques, voir Algèbre nouvelle. La zététique est définie comme « l'art du doute » par Henri Broch. La zététique se réclame aussi du scepticisme scientifique, et plus généralement de la démarche de doute cartésien qu'elle décrit comme nécessaire en science comme en philosophie. Origine du mot[modifier | modifier le code] « Zététique » vient de l’adjectif grec ζητητικός, zētētikós « qui aime chercher », « qui recherche », lequel est issu du verbe ζητῶ, « chercher ». Elle a pour objectif de contribuer à la formation, chez chaque individu, d'une capacité d'appropriation critique du savoir humain. La zététique recommande de penser avec ordre et méthode, en tenant à distance dogmes, préjugés et idées reçues. Principes[modifier | modifier le code] L'astrologie, la parapsychologie, les médecines non conventionnelles, les pseudo-sciences et autres phénomènes paranormaux ont pignon sur rue.
The Most Mysterious Broadcasts, Weirdest Transmissions and Strangest Sounds Ever Recorded The Hum Back in 2011-2012 I started hearing a mechanical humming noise through out my house, similar to the low rumbling of a distant engine or generator. I only recall hearing the humming around my home and on some of the surrounding streets, where it never seemed to cease and became increasingly annoying, especially at night while trying to sleep. When I mentioned it to any one else in the house they claimed they couldn't hear it. When I finally began trying to locate the source of the humming, I noticed that no matter where I went its volume never increased or decreased, instead remaining constant and seemingly omnipresent. Today I no longer hear the humming at all, so either the neighbors attended to a noisy diesel engine or generator that had been running 24/7 for nearly a year and could be heard at a steady volume across eight blocks; or perhaps I temporarily experienced one of the world's most annoying and maddening phenomenon known as 'The Hum'.