Radicalisation – a solution for existential or social problems?

All over Europe, after the disappearance of the ISIS in October 2017, there is a significant decline in jihadist attacks. Many countries, including France, have lowered their level of vigilance because there is no longer the presence of an agency that plans large-scale fatalities. But this is not the end of jihad. It is a regression, but also a kind of mutation. From almost a quasi-industrial enterprise, like the attacks of November 2015...

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Plan for the Survival of Humanity

For those who still doubt it, the news of this summer (series of heat waves, multiplication of forest fires, cyclones, etc.) is a reminder of what scientists have been saying for almost fifty years: our civilization is facing a global climate crisis endangering the entire planet. Human activities have become the predominant telluric force, our current geological era being described as Anthropocene. The figures projected by organisations such as...

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Van Gogh’s Suicide Gun

The rusty 7 mm revolver that Van Gogh allegedly used for killing himself with in 1890 has sold for €162,500 ($183,000) in an auction. Is the auctioned pistol really the same weapon the painter had used on July 27, 1890 to kill himself? The pistol, a Lefaucheux, was found in the same field where the artist was shot by a farmer in the 1960s.  It is impossible to confirm but the auctioneer M. Grégoire Veyrès indicated that the identity of the...

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Review: Hauser Super Dark Mechanical Pencil

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Flair Writing Industries Limited, an ISO: 9001 company, offers ‘HAUSER’ (Germany) writing products since 2014. Mechanical pencil is my everyday writing instrument, and I have been using Hauser Super Dark 0.7 mm clutch pencils for scribbling notes or preparing first drafts. I...

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Towards a more Sensible Ecology

We must not allude to one sole reason to emphasize the need of meeting the environmental challenge. Let us also trust our senses, those very elements of our being, which make us see the ravages caused by the concrete structures and hear the silence of a spring without the presence of a single bird. For each and every one of us, the link with nature is first and foremost a wide range of perceptions, sensations and emotions. The primary pathway...

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