Category Archives: Education

(en) A university professor set an examination question in which he asked what the difference between ignorance and apathy is. The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I don’t know and I don’t care. Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st Century. (es) Un profesor universitario formuló en un examen una pregunta en el que se pedía describir la diferencia entre la ignorancia y la apatía. El profesor tuvo que dar un 10 a un estudiante que respondió: No lo sé y no me importa. El aprendizaje es lo que la mayoría de los adultos harán para ganarse la vida en el siglo XXI.

el saqueo de ucrania ha comenzado – (es)

De acuerdo con un informe [ http://www.kommersant.ua/doc/2424454 ] del Kommersant de Ucrania, el Ministerio de Finanzas de los títeres de Washington en Kiev que finge ser un gobierno ha preparado un plan de austeridad económica que reduce las pensiones de … Continue reading

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ukraine – (en)

Reading the dispatches covering the crisis in Ukraine I think that we’re living again the nightmares of 1914 or 1939. I do not suggest, dear reader, that today’s mourning events in that country foreshadow another major war or an awful … Continue reading

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ucrania – (es)

Leo los despachos que cubren la crisis de Ucrania y pienso que vivimos de nuevo la pesadilla de 1914 o la de 1939. No sugiero, amigo lector, que los sucesos que hoy enlutan a este país preludian otra gran guerra … Continue reading

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you rob me! – (en)

A famous Spanish writer, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, published a few days ago on his blog, “if you want this work [writing] free, ask your fucking mother to do it.” It was an ornery response to someone’s Tweet who considered, “culture should … Continue reading

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stupidity [my contribution] – (en)

In the opinion of Professor Pitkin (Columbia University), four out of five people are stupid enough to be called “stupid”. That would amount to about fifteen hundred millions of people when he wrote his book (1934). Now would be next … Continue reading

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4 common blogging mistakes – (en)

In the age of technology we are continuously challenged to discover new works of culture —and, in the process, we don’t allow any one of them to assume a weight in our minds. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the … Continue reading

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the christ myth – (en)

Shocking as it may seem to the general populace, the most enduring and profound controversy in the subject of Christianity is whether or not a person named Jesus Christ ever really existed! I pull no punches, beating the adversary to a … Continue reading

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politically correct language – (en)

When I got to New Orleans, I tried to make sure that I didn’t get into a brothel, although the whole city seemed like one. I ended up in a diminutive digging in the ghetto of Iberville. That landlady, that … Continue reading

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anti-semitism – (en)

What follows is an extract of the book “Anti-Semitism, It’s History and Causes” by Bernard Lazare, a Jewish French literary critic, scholar, political journalist, anarchist, Zionist and polemicist. oo000oo To make the history of antisemitism complete, omitting none of the … Continue reading

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parental advisory: explicit content – (en)

I don’t like words that hide the truth. I don’t words that conceal reality. I don’t like euphemisms, or euphemistic language. And American English is loaded with euphemisms. Cause Americans have a lot of trouble dealing with reality. Americans have … Continue reading

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homo inmortalis – (en)

After digging through deep layers of goat dung, a new fossil was unearthed by a young Russian archaeologist in the Altay Mountains of southern Siberia. As usual it was hailed in headlines as revealing the elusive transitional step, the moment when … Continue reading

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atheist vs believer – (en)

Andrew, a staunch atheist, after passing away, came to a place with heavenly appearance, as a kind of living room amidst white clouds, where a man, dressed in white with a long beard of the same color, was sitting behind … Continue reading

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cyber-realism – (en)

I know this post would be about as relevant as some 15th Century abbot solemnly warning his monks in the scriptorium not to quill any heretical thoughts on their parchments, while Herr Gutenberg’s presses broadcast the news. But… Most people … Continue reading

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afronauts – (en)

“We’re going to Mars with a space girl, two cats and a missionary [the missionary is given strict instructions not to foist Christianity on the primitive natives]” After World War II the United States, the Soviet Union and Zambia realized … Continue reading

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funny believers – (en)

Half the people in the world think that the metaphors of their religious traditions are facts. And the other half contends that they are not facts at all. All they just believe in different absurdities. The first are very funny … Continue reading

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divertidos creyentes – (es)

La mitad de las personas en el mundo creen que las metáforas de sus tradiciones religiosas son hechos. Y la otra mitad afirma que no son hechos en absoluto. Todos ellos sólo creen en diferentes absurdos, aunque los primeros son … Continue reading

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kevin carter – (es/en)

Este es mi homenaje a Kevin Carter, fotógrafo sudafricano que ganó el Pulitzer en 1994 por fotografiar un niño apenas con vida y un buitre ansioso de carroña. Desde su publicación en The New York Times Carter recibió un mar … Continue reading

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tiempo – (es)

Estás justo a tiempo de leer acerca de una de las cosas más interesantes de todos los tiempos: el Tiempo mismo. Nuestra lucha por comprender y expresar el tiempo viene de muy atrás en nuestra historia. Quince mil años antes … Continue reading

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volviendo la esquina – (es)

A pesar de las afirmaciones en contra, la fabricación molecular estará aquí pronto. Al ser algo tan útil, habrá una fuerte presión para desarrollarla lo antes posible, y más allá de un cierto punto, esto podría moverse muy rápidamente. Los … Continue reading

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just around the corner – (en)

Despite claims to the contrary, molecular manufacturing is coming soon. Because it will be so useful, there will be strong pressure to develop it as soon as possible, and past a certain point it could happen quite rapidly. Macro-scale integrated … Continue reading

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