martes, 31 de enero de 2012

I'm not green, I am aware

Today it is much easy find places to learn "green practices" because it became fashion care the environment and everyone wants to be fashion. In addition, programs and workshops have been opened where people can participate protecting the environment or obtain knowledge to care the world from their homes with standard practice.

In my case, I usually forgot separate waste by type, so I don’t be ideal with this form of recycling, I prefer composting would rather choose to create or make gifts given by recycling; this is more practical and entertaining for me. My preferred way of contributing to the care of the environment is walk, I prefer walk in my journey, every day I go walking to college. Although it is difficult in this city, as the heat and pollution are unpleasant to walk at times.

When I was child, participate in an "eco-club" in this club, has activities related to caring for the environment and promote the natural beauty spots of the area in which we lived, it was interesting to learn from nature and the environment as well go nice places. Today I wish I had more time to do composting and caring for some plants, and remember separate the trash. I would also like to enjoy the green areas of the capital.

In Santiago takes a lot of awareness about the issue, although there are few communities that have a recycling program, or that have bike lanes and encourage bicycle use. A breakthrough would be to implement a program-wide capital that protects the green areas and promote education from childhood in the care of plants and recycling. And create spaces for people of different communities can share their knowledge and methods of disposal.

It is a matter of being green or not, it is important to realize that as humans leave traces of our passage, and when that track is bad for future generations, we must be repair their best.


It's a difficult question to answer because it depends on the personality and experience of each. Don’t we all go through the same, not all look the same and not all feel the same. Those categories are important to think about the sense of life.

For me, the sense of life is search freedom, I know it is a difficult concept to define, but I try to imagine it as the time in which the happiness and tranquility surround you. The future isn´t a problem and the present satisfy you completely. Moreover, not only see the meaning of life as a goal, is also alive every day, I'm adding the experiences and knowledge that is saved on my mind, because you can’t find a sense, without your sense for live.

Perhaps for others happiness is the way to live, while to me is part of the way, there is no reason to expect to be happy in an extraordinary form, if we can be enjoying the day to day or even better, if we can be happy just be alive.

So, for me the sense isn’t the reason, it is how we live.

Should we clone Neanderthals?

At a conference in Dubai on science, religion and modernity was discussion on the question "should we clone Neanderthals?” Assuming that there is a technological breakthrough necessary to achieve, considering the high failure in cloning other mammals and have a sufficient sample of DNA.

Some difficulties arise: the reconstruction of the Neanderthal, they were physically different from us and do not know which affected his conscience (perhaps has a voice, maybe not). So it is difficult to measure the consequences, also considering bioethical issues.

Religion does not give an answer, one can assume that would apply the same kind of precautionary principle applies in the case of abortion, something that might be a human being should always be given the benefit of the doubt. However, other religions and other forms of Christianity are not opposed to human cloning. Not that religion is a fundamental argument, but it is a matter for believers and nonbelievers.

If we are optimistic that the Neanderthals would be happy to be alive again, is complicated, because it would be the one of his specie, which would have to clone more of his kind so that you could socialize, but then Who would charge of all a species? It's hard to think about what it means to clone an entire species of hominid that shares the space with us, considering they would have different behavioral characteristics.

Whatever happened, it would be totally fascinating to watch. There would be other advantages; the rebirth of a species from 25,000 years ago would be a wonderful window into our own nature. It would enrich our understanding of consciousness, biodiversity, and should also be great for the Neanderthals. However, there are two reasons why you should never try.

Feminist: cloning does not stop in a Petri dish. It would simply be a surrogate for this experiment would not be fair for the baby and mother. Exist the extremely complex interaction between the immune system of the mother and baby.

Developmental differences: Neanderthal 25,000 years ago don’t have immunity to any diseases that have evolved since then, we are all descendants of the survivors of centuries of epidemics.

"We don’t have right to bring anyone into the mess we've made"

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martes, 10 de enero de 2012

A big Ups!

I woke up that morning feeling strange, didn’t know what was happening with me, I was worried about something, not knowing what is not usual in my forgetting important things. Try not take attention and get on with my day.

After lunch a flash of memory came to my mind and I remembered that the night before had been talking to my brother, so I decided to go visit him to ask him the day before. Way home of him I saw my best friend and we started to talking, then she asked me to accompany her to buy some things to eat, we goes to a supermarket that was near there and spent some time deciding what to buy, then we move to a little park to sit and keep talking.

After four hours, I felt again the uncomfortable feeling that morning, that made me to remember to go to my brother. I said goodbye to my friend and made ​​his way, after a long walk, with steps from the house of my brother surprise remembered everything! ...

That day was the birthday of my mother and we had arranged to celebrate it at the same hour in the house of my brother. I couldn’t believe forgetfulness. After overcoming the shame of forgetting, entered the house where they were all held and asked for an apology for forgetting ... the best of that night were the words of my mother: “I know, you have a bad memory ... and you know, is more important that there is come"