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Noam Chomsky: "There is no plan B"

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The Green New Deal or The Brave New World? It's up to us!

Nowadays, one of the main discourses is concentrated around the urgent measures that we should take towards the world-wide climate crisis, the need to recycle, to become zero waste and fossil fuel-free, to stop using living beings as plain means, to erase racism, and all forms of intolerance. Yes, we're all sure about these questions but what we do eventually is putting the responsibility on the government, on the rich people, or maybe the secret conspiratorial organization ruling the world. The truth is, it all depends on the actions of every single individual and our personal choice and presumptions about society and what is right or wrong, taking into account the future of our children. When Noam Chomsky is talking about the States, he is not discussing the situation in one single country but a world-wide spread model of behavior towards our home planet and the other species – negligence. The Green New Deal is what the prominent thinker and political activist stands for. The GND is a congressional resolution that presents a grand plan for tackling the climate crisis. It was introduced by the Democrats, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, and Senator Edward J. Markey of Massachusetts. The proposal calls on the federal government to wean the United States from fossil fuels and restrain the planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions across the economy. Moreover, the project goal is to guarantee new high-paying jobs in clean energy industries.

Here you can read the essay of Noam Chomsky pondering over the urgent problem:

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356 Years Old - The Pioneers of Scientific Publication

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From 1665 to 2021

Today we can not imagine the world of science without scientific journals. Starting with two - Journal des Sçavans and Philosophical Transactions in 1665, today we have tens of thousands of scientific journals with more than 2 million publications annually. Let's take a look at those two pioneers and their history.

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The Four Idols of the mind

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Francis Bacon and the New Organon

Francis Bacon (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626) has greatly benefited and influenced the scientific world. He is called the father of empiricism. In his most ambitious project - New Organon - he develops the experimental method as we know it today. The Organon seeks to perfect Aristotelian logic by presenting a new logical method. Bacon thinks about his work as an "instrument for rational thinking" because it presents a carefully- and exhaustively-defined process that any scientific investigator can follow. He claims that only through the inductive method we could understand and gain sure knowledge about the essence of nature. One should trust his perception only when it is concerned with the results of a specific experiment. The more experiments, the more particular truths about the natural phenomena we have collected. Then by induction, the scientist should relate pieces to each other and put them together to form a more general conclusion, hypotheses, or theories. Although this methodology falls short because it excludes deduction or the reversed process, that was a big step for the scientific world in order to clarify its own ground for more reliable sources of knowledge. However, modern scientists take that achievement for granted. But Bacon's Organon wasn't only a book discussing logic and methodology. Actually, it was supposed to purge Science from both natural, logical, and linguistic human prejudices and limitations. To achieve this, a scientist should, before all, clear his mind from the idolatry of his own beliefs. Here are the four idols that anyone who seeks unbiased reasoning should fight:

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The top 10 scientific discoveries of the last decade

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Ten mind-boggling discoveries we have witnessed in the last decade

Although it's impossible to list all the scientific achievements even for a year. We tried to make a compilation of some of the major breakthroughs in Science. From the first picture of a black hole, and the god's particle to the most powerful computer on the planet Earth.

Here you can enjoy a list of some of the greatest discoveries in the last 10 years:



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The World of Open Access: 2. Colors

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Noble colors for a noble idea

There are different ways to distinguish the different Open Access types. The most common nowadays is to give them different colors. As we believe, that the idea to make science as accessible as possible is extremely honorable, we like to make make a reference to the knights and the colors they use the most.

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