Gary J. Hernandez


A Warm Gaze
Kimono
Incognito
Between Pride And Humility
Muse
Just A Girl, A Coat And Some Clouds
The Irishman
Enlightenment
Hope
Easter Dress


La memoria difícil. Maite Pagazaurtundúa

No he conocido a nadie que haya descrito mejor que Angel García Ronda en algunos parlamentos de la protagonista de su novela La respuesta el fango moral y la degradación que se fue introduciendo hasta el tuétano de la sociedad vasca, día a día, desde los años setenta. En muy pocos años ETA amordazó a la sociedad vasca -también a la navarra, aunque con menos fortuna- mediante una serie de asesinatos aleatorios que iban acompañados de acusaciones que estigmatizaban al asesinado y sus familiares. Así consiguieron que la gente dejase de opinar con libertad y que la población dejase de relacionarse con militares, policías y guardias civiles, las víctimas potenciales claramente identificadas por ETA. Los representantes del poder del Estado y sus familias conocieron un tormento social sin límites y sufrieron las oleadas de atentados terribles de los primeros años de la democracia española.

El miedo después de cuarenta años es, ya, parte de la idiosincrasia del comportamiento comunitario.

Cada una de las medidas que buscan en los últimos años la deslegitimación social o política del fanatismo identitario nacionalista ha debido ser arrancada con enorme incomodidad para una parte relevante de la ciudadanía. La sociedad vasca ha eludido permanentemente enfrentarse a la responsabilidad colectiva por la pasividad e insensibilidad ante el fenómeno del fanatismo identitario terrorista de ETA. Hannah Arendt acuñó el concepto de que “somos responsables del mundo en que vivimos” y la sociedad vasca realiza un mohín de desagrado cada vez que alguien se atreve a pedir la palabra y repetir algo parecido.


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Source: edgargonzalez

World War II in photos (XIX): The Fall of Imperial Japan














































Fuente - Source: The Atlantic.

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En el reportaje original se incluyen los pies de foto. (Original report includes captions).

Neuroscience and Justice - Neurociencia y Justicia. Michael Gazzaniga

Traducido al español por Verónica Puertollano.


What I'm going to do is talk about neuroscience and how it may impact justice. I had to give a talk recently to judges and lawyers, but it really is the same talk you would give anybody. It is a summary of four years of effort that I've put into this MacArthur Law and Neuroscience project.


How that came about is there was a meeting in New York of lawyers, philosophers, neuroscientists, and psychologists. They met four or five years ago to talk about whether one should study the topic of law and neuroscience. I left the room to go to the bathroom or something, I came back and they said, okay, you're directing it. So don't leave the room when these things are going on because you get saddled with surprises!

Since "basic neuroscience for judges and lawyers" was exactly the wrong talk for you at 3:00 o'clock this afternoon, let's say "perspectives on basic neuroscience" because the former one reminds you of your high school biology class which most of you probably didn't like.

I'm going to give you the fastest three-minute review of neuroscience. As I said I just gave to the judges of the Second Circuit Court of New York.  Many of you maybe have cases in front of the Second Circuit, and they have a retreat every year up at Lake Sagamore , New York. The idea is: You can't, obviously, for someone who's not in neuroscience, you can't communicate the wealth of neuroscience in a hundred lectures, let alone one, let alone a few minutes. But you can kind of get a feel for it.

I want to take you through that feel and then take that into the question of how is this field of neuroscience going to impact how we think about the law and, more importantly, how we think about justice.



Don’t Blink! The Hazards of Confidence. Daniel Kahneman

Many decades ago I spent what seemed like a great deal of time under a scorching sun, watching groups of sweaty soldiers as they solved a problem. I was doing my national service in the Israeli Army at the time. I had completed an undergraduate degree in psychology, and after a year as an infantry officer, I was assigned to the army’s Psychology Branch, where one of my occasional duties was to help evaluate candidates for officer training. We used methods that were developed by the British Army in World War II.

One test, called the leaderless group challenge, was conducted on an obstacle field. Eight candidates, strangers to one another, with all insignia of rank removed and only numbered tags to identify them, were instructed to lift a long log from the ground and haul it to a wall about six feet high. There, they were told that the entire group had to get to the other side of the wall without the log touching either the ground or the wall, and without anyone touching the wall. If any of these things happened, they were to acknowledge it and start again.

A common solution was for several men to reach the other side by crawling along the log as the other men held it up at an angle, like a giant fishing rod. Then one man would climb onto another’s shoulder and tip the log to the far side. The last two men would then have to jump up at the log, now suspended from the other side by those who had made it over, shinny their way along its length and then leap down safely once they crossed the wall. Failure was common at this point, which required starting over.


Read full in The New York Times.

Así se descontamina Japón tras el accidente de Fukushima. Antonio Martínez Ron



Medio año después del accidente nuclear de Fukushima el programa de rehabilitación iniciado por las autoridades japonesas apunta resultados prometedores. El director técnico de Protección Radiológica del Consejo de Seguridad Nuclear (CSN), Juan Carlos Lentijo, ha liderado la segunda misión internacional enviada a Japón por el Organismo Internacional de Energía Atómica (OIEA) y ha constatado que el programa japonés para la recuperación de las zonas afectadas por el accidente de Fukushima es "serio", "solvente" y se están tomando las "medidas adecuadas".
Para entender cómo están evolucionando las consecuencias del accidente, y cómo pretende combatirlas el gobierno japonés, conviene echar una mirada al mapa elaborado por medios aéreos por estadounidenses y japoneses hace unos meses en el que se registran los distintos niveles de contaminación.

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