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Sunday Morning 2018-07-29

Coses que hem llegit aquests darrers dies.

El hombre que enterró a Franco nos explica cómo exhumarlo hoy

”En caso de que así fuera, de que Franco no estuviera allí, seguiría en el interior del Valle de los Caídos.”

El imperio del extremo centro

Crítica de Imperiofobia y leyenda negra. “Con numerosos retazos de verdad, Roca Barea teje una monumental falacia, intelectualmente insostenible y peligrosa desde el punto de vista ético y político.”

Lying in a foreign language is easier

The scientists [Universität Würzburg] believe that these findings reflect the “antagonistic effects of emotional distance and cognitive load”. “Based on the cognitive load hypothesis, one would have expected increased effort for truth telling and lying in a foreign language, with the increased effort being more pronounced for lying,” Kristina Suchotzki says. The data suggest that the increased cognitive effort is responsible for the prolongation of the truth response in the foreign language.

Welcome to the Meghalayan Age – a new phase in history

The middle phase of the Holocene will be referred to as the Northgrippian, and runs from 8,300 years ago up to the start of the Meghalayan… The oldest phase of the Holocene – the exit from the ice age – will be known as the Greenlandian.

Tower of The Winds: The World’s First Weather Station

…the Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes is an elegant octagonal marble tower in the Roman Agora in Athens. More than 2,000 years old, the tower has eight sides corresponding to the eight principle winds, a sundial to tell time, a wind vane to show the direction of wind and an interior water clock that in antiquity could be read even in darkness.

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