How to defend ourselves from false beliefs and scientific lies
In Berlin, Wim Wenders has declared that “the true utopia is not the Fall of the Wall, but what has been achieved in some lands of Calabria, Riace in the head”. Enough to make a movie on it. But this is not an utopia. Developing intercultural model proposed by Riace is a future that has fluorished by now, reinterpreting in an original and surprising way the challenges of globalization.
After Il computer di Platone, continues the story of the syntactic paradigm, the human ability that allows us to “think without understanding”, manipulating signs and where the computer is the epiphany. The focus is now on the Middle Ages and the Scientific Revolution when modern science emerges and our civilization takes its essential characteristics.
Institutional racism nourishes people’s xenophobia and uses it to legitimize itself: a vicious circle typical of today’s Italy. The refusal of the migrants – if not as manpower –, the contempt of minorities and cultural difference draw the picture of a country on the brink of disaster.
An old teacher answers to the questions about nature of two lively kids. Ecosystem, food chains, biodiversity, landscapes: surprising similarities with human systems will help Silvia and Giorgio to understand ecology.
How and why the United States have chosen a black man at the White House
The United States election campaign, from the candidature to the Precidency. Here there are all Barack Obama’s speeches, from the one in Philadelphia about human race until the last one held on November 4th after the election day.
In the age of genetic manipulation and global standardization of taste, food loses every kind of connection with tradition and memories of taste and smell. We have to trace the thousand-year-old story of nutrition to understand what is going on.