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There’s No Such Thing As Settled Science

There’s No Such Thing As Settled Science

by Federico N. Fernández In the book Darwin’s legacy, philosopher John Dupré makes an interesting remark: “I… do maintain that science can accumulate enough evidence for its claims to make them almost [1] impossible to reject, and I believe that certain broad evolutionary theses have earned this level of credibility.” Due to the ‘almost’,…

The Right to Rock the Cradle: A Lesson in Stability

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The Right to Rock the Cradle:  A Lesson in Stability

  “Blessings on the hand of women!     Fathers, sons, and daughters cry, And the sacred song is mingled     With the worship in the sky — Mingles where no tempest darkens,     Rainbows evermore are hurled; For the hand that rocks the cradle     Is the hand that rules the world.” William Ross…

Financial Education- A key to Societal Prosperity

Financial Education- A key to Societal Prosperity

 “The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money… but never learn to have money work for them.”  Robert Kiyosaki The importance of financial education should not be underestimated. It is critical for young people to learn how to take care of…

REQUIEM FOR SOCIALISM IN VENEZUELA

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REQUIEM FOR SOCIALISM IN VENEZUELA

Latin America has throughout its history been required to endure attempts at imposing collectivist institutions, resulting in a type of poor economic performance comprised of sluggish development, blatant inequalities in the distribution of wealth, widespread poverty, anti-productive and stagnating distribution of huge reserves of wealth, all of which when taken together lead to an idiosyncratic…

The future’s in the garbage patch

The future’s in the garbage patch

  It does not matter to which part of the political spectrum one adheres, what religion they have or how much time they spend outdoors when considering the question of waste management. It is most likely quite clear to everyone that they prefer to breathe fresh air and live in a place that is clean and free from pollution. Unfortunately, there are circles where it has become almost taboo…

Slowing Down: On Existential Motivation and Work-Life Balance

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Slowing Down: On Existential Motivation and Work-Life Balance

  In a world living life in the “fast lane”, many will find it hard to achieve a balance between career and personal life. Most of one’s youth is spent trying to build themselves up professionally. And most of one’s old age is expected to be spent reaping the fruits of earlier labor. Yet, might there be more to the equation? We know the impact which diet has on our…

THE BATTLE OF IDEAS VS THE MARKET OF IDEAS

THE BATTLE OF IDEAS VS THE MARKET OF IDEAS

In the FMRS of Seville, Enrique Fonseca (co-creator of the libertarian Youtube Channel Visual Politik (visualpolitik.net)) said that there is not such thing as a BATTLE OF IDEAS but there is a COMPETITION OF IDEAS. And that’s why he said that if you want to win the cultural battle, you have to think about it like if it was a marketing campaign. And, although I agree with him, I think…

Be Wary of Authorities… On Climate and Otherwise

Be Wary of Authorities… On Climate and Otherwise

by Federico N. Fernández The recent events in Houston with the Hurricane Harvey have brought -once again- the issue of climate change to our attention.  Political figures such as Jean Claude Juncker, Al Gore, and Barack Obama, just to name a few, often referred to a survey that asserts that 97% of world’s scientists believe in man-made climate change. This assertion is…

Europe’s precious rituals: A plea for the art of dining

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Europe’s precious rituals: A plea for the art of dining

                           There is something very special in Europe which brings its people together in a cheerful and harmonious way, while also helping it pass down generations worth of life enhancing wisdom. It is something which can probably only be appreciated when one no longer has access to it. I am referring to…

Open Discussion Is the Cornerstone of a Healthy Democracy

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Open Discussion Is the Cornerstone of a Healthy Democracy

One of Karl Popper’s most influential book is ‘The open society and its enemies.’ Published in 1945, he even considered it his own contribution to the effort of World War II. Popper believed that in Ancient Greece we could find the first traces of Western open societies. Their main feature is that nomos (legal order) is no longer part of the physis (natural order). Thus, in an…

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