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22 Dec

Expert Judgement in Sociology

Posted in News and Society on 22.12.14

In the present context expert examination has become an integral part of such spheres of social activity as executive decision-making, legislative process, election campaigns, organizational management, journalism, public relations, science, education and culture management etc. Expert services and expert activity have turned into important form of knowledge functioning, and in the actual period of society development are valuable kinds of scientific research and practical project ...

21 Dec

Thoughts On Nuclear Power As A Source Of Emission Free Energy

Posted in News and Society on 21.12.14

For decades, the terms nuclear power have sent feelings of fear in those hearing them. We have all been influenced by the movies and reports on the devastating impact that nuclear power can have on our Nation. However, nuclear power can also be a positive thing for our Nation, offering as an alternate source of emission free energy. Used properly, nuclear reactions can be used to generate energy in the forms of heat and electricity. Few people realize that many countries, including the United ...

20 Dec

The Dismal Mind - Economics as a Pretension to Science - Part

Posted in News and Society on 20.12.14

4. Homo Economicus The economic actor is assumed to be constantly engaged in the rational pursuit of self interest. This is not a realistic model - merely a (useful) approximation. People don't repeat their mistakes systematically (=rationality in economics) and they seek to optimize their preferences (altruism can be such a preference, as well). Still, many people are non-rational or only nearly rational in certain situations. And the definition of "self-interest" as the pursuit of the ...

19 Dec

HITLER & THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION or THE THEOCRATIC STATE

Posted in News and Society on 19.12.14

HITLER & THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION or The Theocratic State By: Douglas William Krieger To understand the appeal, the absolute, mesmerizing, and intoxicating drive behind Hitler's success, one must go beyond the inequities of the Versailles Treaty and delve into the mysterious association that Herr Hitler placed upon the Christian religion. Don't think that Adolf was way off into some cultic, overtly demonic world of fantasy and influence. True, the occult most assuredly was deeply engaged in his ...

18 Dec

The Dismal Mind - Economics as a Pretension to Science - Part II

Posted in News and Society on 18.12.14

III. The Scientific Method To qualify as science, an economic theory must satisfy the following conditions: All-inclusive (anamnetic) – It must encompass, integrate and incorporate all the facts known. Coherent – It must be chronological, structured and causal. Consistent – Self-consistent (its sub-"narratives" cannot contradict one another or go against the grain of the main "narrative") and consistent with the observed phenomena (both those related to the subject and those pertaining to ...

17 Dec

The Dismal Mind - Economics as a Pretension to Science - Part I

Posted in News and Society on 17.12.14

"It is impossible to describe any human action if one does not refer to the meaning the actor sees in the stimulus as well as in the end his response is aiming at." Ludwig von Mises I. Introduction Storytelling has been with us since the days of campfire and besieging wild animals. It served a number of important functions: amelioration of fears, communication of vital information (regarding survival tactics and the characteristics of animals, for instance), the satisfaction of a sense of ...

16 Dec

The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Posted in News and Society on 16.12.14

Sleep is one of the most important things we do for our health. Sleep is crucial for maintaining our minds and body and a lack of sleep can not only make it difficult to concentrate it can increase the risk of developing obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and a host of infections. While there are many people with underlying illnesses that cause sleep problems nearly all of us will struggle to get a good night’s sleep some time in our lives.However there is much you can do to help you ...