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The Crisis is Us!

By Maria Odete Madeira Crisis is the generalized threatening referent and reference that pulverizes the daily cognitive dynamics of the now-human-present, with the permanent alert that it is the case that we are in the imminence of collapsing as a species, and that not even the mercantilization of the crisis, as resource to an unwise […]

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Will we Have a Global Paradigm Shift away from Obsolete Ideologies?

Will we Have a Global Paradigm Shift away from Obsolete Ideologies?

Philosopher Thomas Kuhn gave paradigm its modern definition in reference to the set of principles and practices that define a scientific discipline at a particular period. In his seminal book “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”, Kuhn introduced the notion that most significant scientific progresses are made by quantum leaps, which he called paradigm shifts. In […]

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Does Our Hyper-Connected World Make People Socially Inept?

Does Our Hyper-Connected World Make People Socially Inept?

If someone would have given me an accurate description of today’s communication and information world back in, let us say, 1971, I would have told them that they should stop believing in science fiction novels. Back then there were no cell phones or the internet, although both communication technologies were in the pipeline in various […]

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Is A Just And Sustainable Global Governance Possible?

Is A Just And Sustainable Global Governance Possible?

Globalization is a fact of our daily life. A decision made in the US, China or Europe by governments or corporate entities will affect what we eat, the energy we use, what we buy, and can even have an impact on how we are kept  informed of world events. This is, of course, considering that […]

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America: In God We Trust, But Money We Worship

America: In God We Trust, But Money We Worship

The back of every dollar bill features the inscription: In God We Trust. While this inscription seems to be borderline unconstitutional in the context of separation of church and state, there is an even more disturbing and contradictory aspect to it, which is the mixture of religion and money. Although a large majority of Americans claim […]

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