Hemeroteca del mes octubre, 2014

Britain’s phantoms of the past in Palestine

Por • 27 oct, 2014 • Category: Internacionales

It would be intellectually dishonest to reflect on the British House of Commons’ vote of October 13, on a Palestinian state without digging deeper into history. Regardless of the meaning of the non-binding motion, the parliamentary action cannot be brushed off as just another would-be country to recognize Palestine, as was the Swedish government’s decision on October 3. Unlike Sweden, and most of the 130-plus countries to effectively recognize Palestine, Britain is a party in the Middle East’s most protracted conflict. In fact, if it were not for Britain, there would be no conflict, or even Israel, of which to speak. It is within this context that the British vote matters, and greatly so.

Desplome petrolero: causas y geopolítica (I)

Por • 27 oct, 2014 • Category: Nacionales

Cunde el pánico.

“Fracking” petrolero, el ébola (guerra bacteriológica) y el ejercito islámico forman parte de la geopolítica de la muerte

Por • 27 oct, 2014 • Category: Nacionales

Julio Escalona Caracas 26/10/2014 La guerra perpetua y sus procesos como geopolítica de la muerte A continuación enumero algunos aspectos sobre la estrategia de guerra permanente o perpetua, que he venido estudiando en diversos trabajos. Prácticamente todos están publicados en Aporrea. “El que no escuche los tambores de guerra es porque está sordo”, afirmación que […]

First-Person Plural Quantum Mechanics

Por • 26 oct, 2014 • Category: Filosofía

Doing justice to quantum mechanics calls for a deeper examination of the relations between our experience, its objects, and its subjects than either third-person interpretations or the first-person singular interpretation of the QBist permit. The metaphysical space opened by Bohr’s employment of the «Kantian wedge» between the objective world, about which we can communicate, and the world «in itself» allows quantum mechanics to unfold its metaphysical potential. This in turn makes it possible to go a long way towards bridging the epistemological gap between the empirical and transcendental conceptions of reality.

Entrevista a Raúl Zelik: «La burocracia estatal no es la alternativa al mercado»

Por • 25 oct, 2014 • Category: Nacionales

El modelo del siglo XX era “muy bipolar”, y se debería romper “sin hacerse posmoderno, porque no todo es igual”.

The Precautionary Principle (with Application to the Genetic Modification of Organisms)

Por • 25 oct, 2014 • Category: Ambiente

We present a non-naive version of the Precautionary (PP) that allows us to avoid paranoia and paralysis by confining precaution to specific domains and problems. PP is intended to deal with uncertainty and risk in cases where the absence of evidence and the incompleteness of scientific knowledge carries profound implications and in the presence of risks of «black swans», unforeseen and unforeseable events of extreme consequence. We formalize PP, placing it within the statistical and probabilistic structure of ruin problems, in which a system is at risk of total failure, and in place of risk we use a formal fragility based approach.

Conditional Preference Orders and their Numerical Representations

Por • 25 oct, 2014 • Category: Crítica

This work provides an axiomatic framework to the concept of conditional preference orders based on conditional sets. Conditional numerical representations of such preference orders are introduced and a conditional version of the theorems of Debreu about the existence of such numerical representations is given. The continuous representations follow from a conditional version of Debreu’s Gap Lemma the proof of which is free of any measurable selection arguments but is derived from the existence of a conditional axiom of choice.

The 1965 Penrose singularity theorem

Por • 24 oct, 2014 • Category: Ciencia y tecnología

We review the first modern singularity theorem, published by Penrose in 1965. This is the first genuine post-Einstenian result in General Relativity, where the fundamental and fruitful concept of closed trapped surface was introduced. We include historical remarks, an appraisal of the theorem’s impact, and relevant current and future work that belongs to its legacy.

The Quantum Wavefunction

Por • 24 oct, 2014 • Category: Leyes

When most people think of physics, they think of what they learned in high school physics: that the world is fundamentally predictable. Given the position and velocity of a particle in space, it should be possible to predict its position at any moment in the future, right? Though this was thought to be true for thousands of years, recent developments in the field of physics have shown that this isn’t actually true. Instead of being fundamentally predictable, the universe is fundamentally unpredictable. However, this doesn’t seem to make sense. What happened to the centuries of physics developed by Newton, Bernoulli, and Lagrange? Well, as it turns out, they weren’t actually wrong. Their equations were actually an approximation of a formula called the wavefunction, which is the «Newton’s Laws» equivalent for modern physics. In this paper, we’ll take a look at this peculiar wavefunction and why our intuition about the world is completely wrong

Consejo de Seguridad, geopolítica del petróleo y la caída de los precios ¿Jaque mate al proceso bolivariano?

Por • 23 oct, 2014 • Category: Nacionales

El triunfo de Venezuela en el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU y las circunstancias geopolíticas de hoy constituyen un gran reto.