Economists in the Wild

Vie, abr 22, 2011

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Economists in the Wild

http://www.american.com/archive/2011/april/economists-in-the-wild [ La Revolución Industrial que comenzó hace más de 200 años atrás cambió completamente la relación y las actitudes de la humanidad acerca de la naturaleza y hasta ha generado nuevos puntos de vista respecto a Dios y a la naturaleza, como ocurrió en el siglos XIX con los Trascendalistas. En este artículo Perry Miller, un erudito del Puritanismo Americano, hace reflexiones acerca de las implicaciones del punto de vista trascendental acerca de la naturaleza.]             The industrial revolution that began about 200 years ago has changed humanity’s relation to, and attitudes about, nature completely—and sometimes it has generated new views about God and nature, such as from the Transcendentalists[...] 

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Reason.tv: The Top Five Environmental Disasters that Didn’t Happen

Vie, abr 22, 2011

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http://reason.com/blog/2011/04/20/reasontv-the-top-five-environm [Los diez desastres ambientales que no ocurrieron El movimiento ambientalista comenzó en 1962 cuando Rachel Carson publicó «Silent Spring» (Primavera Silenciosa). Desde ese entonces todos nos preocupamos sin motivo real por las lluvias ácidas, la expansión de los desiertos, el enfriamiento global y otros desastres ambientales inminentes que no sucedieron.]   For this year’s Earth Day celebration, Reason.tv is proud to present «The Top Five Environmental Disasters that Didn’t Happen.» The environmental movement began in 1962 when Rachel Carson published her best-selling book Silent Spring. And ever since, chicken littles have warned us about imminent environmental disasters that ultimately didn’t[...] 

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When “Green” Solutions Could Hurt the Planet

Vie, abr 22, 2011

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When “Green” Solutions Could Hurt the Planet

www.consumerfreedom.com/…/4433-when-green–solutions–could–hurt-the-planet   [Cuando las soluciones «verdes podrían dañar el planeta» El Dia de la Tierra anual se ha transformado en una plataforma para los activistas ambientales y de los derechos de los animales para promocionar sus últimas campañas alarmistas y satanizar las eslecciones personales.]         In a simpler time, helping the Earth involved recycling and chastising litterbugs. But the annual “Earth Day” has become a platform for environmental and animal rights activists to promote their latest scare campaigns and demonize your personal choices. Among other things, self-anointed protectors of Mother Earth have used Earth Day to target meat consumption and spread misinformation[...] 

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Blaming parents: What I’ve learned and unlearned as a child psychiatrist

Vie, abr 22, 2011

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Justine Larson www.scientificamerican.com/…/post.cfm?…blaming–parents [Culpando a los padres: Lo que aprendí y «desaprend´» como psiquiatra infantil La psiquiatría de niños y adolescentes es una de las ramas más recientes de la Medicina y hay mucho que todavía desconocemos»     The fact that he’d stopped crying scared me. Damn rear-facing car seat. I couldn’t see him as I was driving to the hospital at 3 a.m. Now the hospital construction was making it impossible to find the entrance to the emergency room, let alone a place to leave the car. Getting out of the car and opening the back door, I saw that bubbles had gathered around my infant son’s mouth. His blue lips pushed forward in an odd pucker. His head bobbed violently with[...] 

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Refuse to learn from experience? Thank your genes

Vie, abr 22, 2011

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Refuse to learn from experience? Thank your genes

Katherine Harmone www.scientificamerican.com/…/post.cfm?…refuse-to-learn…experience [¿Rehúsa a aprender de la experiencia? Culpe a sus genes Hallazgos recientes sugieren que la voluntad de aceptar fácilmente hechos cosechados de su propia experiencia pueden estar basados en gran medidad en la genética] Some people are incurable contrarians or imperturbable logicians. But most of us, whether we like it or not, allow other people’s opinions and advice to color our own experiences and opinions. Have you found that restaurant to really be as good as people say it is? New findings suggests that a person’s willingness to coolly consider the facts gleaned from their own experience—apart from others’ previous verbal suggestions—might be based in large part[...] 

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7 Ways to Cultivate Your Creativity

Vie, abr 22, 2011

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7 Ways to Cultivate Your Creativity

Ingrid Wickelgren www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?…creativity–cultivation…   [Siete maneras de estimular la creatividad Los psicólogos y artistas, entre otros, han desarrollados tácticas y consejos para liberar la creatividad potencial de las personas]   Creativity is a sought-after commodity among employers and those seeking personal or professional fulfillment. It comes in handy not only while concocting works of art and literature but also in planning a corporate event or devising a new business strategy. Some people seem more naturally open to new ideas and able to put them to innovative uses. Many of these individuals also tend to be a little…well…different, as Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson wrote in the May/June 2011 Scientific American[...] 

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The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric

Vie, abr 22, 2011

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The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric

Shelley Carson www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?…the-unleashed–mind [La mente sin ataduras: por qué las personas creativas son eccéntricas]   He is one of the world’s best known and most successful entrepreneurs, with hundreds of patents to his name—including the Segway scooter. But you will never see Dean Kamen in a suit and tie: the eccentric inventor dresses almost exclusively in denim. He spent five years in college before dropping out, does not take vacations and has never married. Kamen presides (along with his Ministers of Ice Cream, Brunch and Nepotism) over the Connecticut island kingdom of North Dumpling, which has “seceded” from the U.S. and dispenses its own currency in units of pi. Visitors are issued a visa form that includes spaces on[...] 

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Humility, Prudence, and Earth Day April 20, 2011. Acton Institute

Vie, abr 22, 2011

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John Couretas www.acton.org › PUBLICATIONS › Acton Commentary [Humildad, prudencia y el Día de la Tierra El principal problema de grupos religiosos sobre temas climáticos no es la falta de credibilidad científica sino su enorme predisposición a aceptar cualquiera y todas las predicciones nefastas de la destrucción ambiental que encajen con su narrativa apocalíptica.] At a World Council of Churches conference last year on the French-Swiss border, much was made of the “likelihood of mass population displacement” driven by climate change and the mass migration of people fleeing zones inundated by rising seas. While the WCC acknowledged that “there are no solid estimates” about the likely numbers of what it called climate refugees, that didn’t stop assembled experts[...] 

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Wolves lose, tigers gain, penguins in peril and other updates

Vie, abr 22, 2011

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Wolves lose, tigers gain, penguins in peril and other updates

John Platt www.scientificamerican.com/…/post.cfm?…wolves–lose–tigers…penguins… [Los lobos pierden, los tigres ganan, los pingüinos están en peligro y otras actualizaciones Existen tantas historias sobre especies en peligro de extinción que reulta imposible cubrirlas todas. Se presenta una rápida actualización de algunas de ellas.] Sometimes there are so many stories about endangered species that not all of them can be covered in depth by this blog. Here are some quick updates on stories previously covered in Extinction Countdown. Wolves still being targeted Even though conservation groups had proposed a compromise to keep gray wolves (Canis lupus) protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), lawmakers have continued to press ahead to lift those[...] 

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Is Fukushima really as bad as Chernobyl?

Vie, abr 22, 2011

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Is Fukushima really as bad as Chernobyl?

David Biello www.scientificamerican.com/…/post.cfm?…is-fukushima–really-as-bad… [¿Es Fukushima realmente tan grave como Chernobyl? El accidente en la planta nuclear de Fukushima—uno de los 12 que han ocurrido en plantas de energía nuclear desde 1957—es peor de lo que se admitía pocas semanas atrás.] One month to the day after the devastating twin blows of a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent 15-meter tall tsunami, Japanese officials have reclassified the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant at the highest possible level. The partial meltdown of three reactors and at least two spent fuel pools, along with multiple hydrogen explosions at the site now rate a 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale—a level previously affixed only to[...] 

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