The contraption to separate humans

Health sciences underwent a radical transformation from the discovery, in 1953, of the structure of DNA. Since then, scientists have made important advances in relation to understanding the functioning of DNA. In 1990, was created the Human Genome Project in order to coordinate research that aimed to identify all genes in human DNA and determineSigue leyendo “The contraption to separate humans”

Fear moves the world

The reflection on what man is goes back to the origins of Western philosophical thought, such information about what constitutes the human thing was, paradoxically, a consideration of the animal. Man always needs to be reflected in the animal to find what is his own. In ancient times man sought to recognize human traits inSigue leyendo “Fear moves the world”

The word as a tool to recover the personal universe

The war is traumatic. Not only for the material bullets that hurt the bodies, but also for the fact that their blows hit the heart of symbolic resources, the only plot in which a person can take place. The core of the traumatic lies in this being devoid of the imaginary-symbolic veils versus the real.Sigue leyendo “The word as a tool to recover the personal universe”

Poetry that comes from Big Bang

According to the postulates of John Berger of 1972, we can affirm that the visible does not exist anywhere except in the set of images that the eye creates when looking. And, although sometimes the visible may remain hidden or alternatively illuminated, once the eye apprehends it, it begins to be part of our livelihood.Sigue leyendo “Poetry that comes from Big Bang”

Hegemonic discourse

The medieval perception was based on a consideration of reality different from the current one, made of invisible immaterial truths. The reality of equality with materiality is a modern mental habit, far from medieval practices; both the natural and the supernatural were for the Middle Ages part of their daily reality, because they represented inSigue leyendo “Hegemonic discourse”

The miseries of men

Javier Cercas’ novel, Soldados de Salamina (Soldiers of Salamis) takes a double risk: inscribe in the literature on the Spanish Civil War the place of the “bad guys” and write a war story without heroism. Cercas organize the story from the construction of the image of a character: Rafael Sánchez Mazas, poet and ideologist ofSigue leyendo “The miseries of men”

Anthropocentrism was always only of men

William Shakespeare is an undisputed exponent of the English Renaissance and his production collects and reworked the questions and contradictions that loom over the nature and function of men and women in society. Such is the case of the narrative poem The Rape of Lucrece. Shakespeare’s verses bring together the protagonist, her husband Collatine andSigue leyendo “Anthropocentrism was always only of men”

The power of the city over the individual and its influence on novels

Preterito Perfecto (Preterite perfect), the novel by writer Hugo Foguet, states that “The city is the sacred space where the fate of the characters is fulfilled”. The author explains in an interview: “As for the city as a recurring factor, the habitat of modern man is the city, and the counterpoint between present and past,Sigue leyendo “The power of the city over the individual and its influence on novels”

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