blog/ Pablo Herreros Ubalde no deja indiferente ante la lectura de «Yo, mono», el lector se ve obligado en múltiples ocasiones a detener su actividad y quedar con la boca abierta. Como un bobalicón. Y es que se trata de un libro ameno y con un enfoque interesante: el estudio de paralelismos entre el humano y resto de primates. Nos cuenta el autor en la introducción que el nombre del libro se toma prestado de su propio blog. Yo, mono es un blog alojado en El Mundo cuyo nombre se debe a Fernando Baeta. Por otra parte, en el sitio yomono.es puedes ver algunos textos relacionados con el libro, además de interesantes y divertidos vídeos. Los malos líderes se imponen a la fuerza y son malos con el grupo. El primer capítulo no puede empezar con una mejor frase, «Los primates juegan a los mismos juegos de poder que los humanos». Aunque existen muchos mentirosos entre los humanos, éstos son menos en número que los honrados.
the childfree-by-choice pages Risking human extinction by Lifeboat Foundation Scientific Advisory Board member John Leslie, 1999. Abstract Of all humans so far, roughly ten per cent are alive with you and me. If human extinction occurred soon, our position in population history would have been fairly ordinary. Paper What chance has the human race of surviving the coming century, and perhaps further centuries? Before continuing this catalogue of possible disasters, let me mention that my recent book in the area , although it bears the potentially alarming title The End of the World: The Science and Ethics of Human Extinction, is actually fairly optimistic. If intelligent life will span the universe living for trillions of years, what are the odds that we would be part of the 0.00000000001 per cent of intelligent life that is stuck living on just one rock instead of being part of an interstellar civilization?
CRÓNICAS DE UN FUNERARIO Happily Childfree We're Underestimating the Risk of Human Extinction - Ross Andersen Unthinkable as it may be, humanity, every last person, could someday be wiped from the face of the Earth. We have learned to worry about asteroids and supervolcanoes, but the more-likely scenario, according to Nick Bostrom, a professor of philosophy at Oxford, is that we humans will destroy ourselves. Bostrom, who directs Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute, has argued over the course of several papers that human extinction risks are poorly understood and, worse still, severely underestimated by society. Despite his concerns about the risks posed to humans by technological progress, Bostrom is no luddite. Some have argued that we ought to be directing our resources toward humanity's existing problems, rather than future existential risks, because many of the latter are highly improbable. Bostrom: Well suppose you have a moral view that counts future people as being worth as much as present people. Of course there are also existential risks that are not extinction risks. How so?
Cómo ganar un Premio Nobel « granitodecanela Por Daniel Fry • (Rebelión) Traducido del inglés para Rebelión y Tlaxcala por Ulises Juárez Polanco El Premio Nobel es el reconocimiento más prestigioso del mundo, uno por el cual las estrellas de rock de la ciencia y de la política felizmente venderían sus almas, sin olvidar el milloncito de dólares ni la fama mediática. Si indagamos, el codiciado premio tiene otros beneficios. La mayoría de los ganadores del Nobel han sido desproporcionalmente sujetos masculinos usamericanos. Pero, ¿para qué desperdiciar una vida entera en desabridas batas de laboratorio escribiendo tesis tortuosas? “Give peace a chance” La madre de todos los galardones, el Premio de la Paz, es sin duda el Nobel más fácil de ganar. Primero, los humanitarios. Pero es más probable que se le entregue a un representante de gobierno, como por ejemplo, a un George Marshall, Willy Brandt, o a un Jimmy Carter, presidente usamericano no tan pacífico. Para el resto de nosotros hay alternativas. ¡Olvídate de la paz! Sé un hombre
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Fred Guterl: 8 Ways Humans Could Cause Our Own Extinction Doomsayers come, and they go. In the 18th century, Thomas Malthus predicted that the human population would outpace its ability to feed itself. Paul Erlich picked up that theme in the 1960s, but since then the world population has doubled. So what has changed? Our own success as a species has created new a terrifying risks that didn't exist a few decades ago. No single one of these issues is necessarily a world ender. In the book The Fate of the Species [Bloombury, $25.99] I delve into what these risks are. The meteorite that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago shows how dramatic an extinction event can be. One of the biggest cyber-warfare successes of the past few years was Stuxnet, the computer virus, thought to have been conceived by Israeli and U.S. intelligence, that damaged Iran's nuclear fuel enrichment facilities in 2010. Cyber attacks
Exonario Response to “Who’s to blame for the population crisis?” in Mother Jones Congratulations to Mother Jones for dedicating the cover of their May/June 2010 issue to the population crisis. I have worked in the population field for four decades, and since joining the movement in the late 1960s, when the issue was at the forefront of public concern, I have witnessed an alarming decrease in responsible reporting on population issues and the importance of addressing the dramatic growth we are faced with each and every day. So, thank you, Mother Jones, for being one of the few to bring the population issue back to the forefront of public discourse. We will never be able to successfully tackle the most pressing problems plaguing our planet – climate change, poverty, food and water shortages, and the energy crisis – without also addressing the population factor. That said, I would like to make a few points with regard to the lead population article by Julia Whitty. In most countries, lack of access is a very minor reason for non-use. Post Carbon Fellow William N.
Nuclear Holocaust Really Is The Sum Of All Fears "The Hiroshima bomb exploded with a force of about 13 kilotons of TNT. Basically, it incinerated a city. The H-bombs developed in the next decade were roughly 1,000 times more powerful." It's important to know however (and the vast majority do not), that the damage done does not increase in linear proportion with weapon yield, but in proportion to the 2/3 power of the yield. That means that going from 10 to 100 kilotons (and most strategic nukes on all sides are under 1 megaton) increases the damage not by 10 times, but by about 4.1 times. Also, if you wish to thoroughly flatten a broad area (like Los Angeles), several lower yield nukes, properly spread out, will buy you more damage than one big, unwieldy one, even if it's of the same total yield. (100 megaton devices are possible, and a 58 megaton device has actually been detonated [the Soviet bomber crew barely got far enough away from it], but you've reached a point of diminishing returns, well before that.
Acción intencional, memes y ciencia 19/06/2008 - Francisco Capella Acción intencional, memes y ciencia La psicología evolucionista explica la estructura y funcionalidad de la mente humana como una sociedad de agentes especializados que constituyeron adaptaciones útiles para la resolución de problemas relacionados con el éxito en la supervivencia de los ancestros humanos en su entorno vital. Un agente intencional diseña mentalmente un plan de actuación basado en sus deseos y su conocimiento de la realidad; el plan es una estructura de acciones intermedias a partir de un estado inicial cuya ejecución conduce a un estado final deseado; la acción intencional persigue los objetivos subjetiva y relativamente más valiosos, utiliza medios escasos y puede fallar; los medios utilizados son bienes naturales, bienes de capital (herramientas previamente producidas) y la propia capacidad de trabajo del ser humano. El conocimiento otorga poder.
Laura Carroll: The 'Biological Urge': What's the Truth? Birth rates may be plummeting in these economic times, but it's not stopping a phenomenon that happens to women in particular -- the time that comes in every woman's life when an uncontrollable "urge" comes over her and she feels a calling from deep within to become a mother. This phenomenon has commonly been called the "biological urge," and it's seen as part of women's biological instinct to have children. We're taught that it's something that's supposed to happen to women at some point in their lives, but what do we really know about the biology at work that creates this "urge"? We know that biology is at play when women are pregnant. Estrogen and progesterone kick in at conception and continue through pregnancy, along with the neurohormone oxytocin, which fires at the time of delivery. Research also tells us that biology is at work once the baby is born, including how the mother's brain responds differently to different baby behaviors.