The Biology of Our Political Beliefs

Have you ever wondered what is wrong with people who have political views so different from yours? Have you ever experienced frustration in discussing politics with friends who seem to stick to their ideology, irrespective of the evidence you might bring into the discussion? You are not alone, I guess, and you might find some interesting … Continue reading The Biology of Our Political Beliefs

Through the looking glass (aka the Atlantic Ocean)

In Lewis Carroll’s sequel to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), the day-dreamer Alice wonders what it is like to live on the other side of a mirror’s reflection. The novel, Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) recounts the protagonist’s surreal adventures, which follows a pattern parallel to that of the story’s prequel: … Continue reading Through the looking glass (aka the Atlantic Ocean)

“Gauche caviar”

The picture above speaks loudly. There’s no room for interpretation. A boy stands on the edge of La Carlota, a military airport in the East of Caracas, after probably having been throwing rocks moments before. On the other side of the fence, a full suited guard aims at him, moments before he shoots to kill. … Continue reading “Gauche caviar”

The post-electoral situation in Gabon: a hostile jungle or a promised land?

“Look to Africa, for there a king will be crowned”. This quote from Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican leader of the black self-empowerment movement of the early twentieth century, seems to be unfortunately taken for granted by many illegitimate powerful men in the Black continent. In Gabon, the throne is leading to division and greed. On … Continue reading The post-electoral situation in Gabon: a hostile jungle or a promised land?