Happy birthday mr. GNU

It was the early eighties, a day like any other at the MIT. And a printer was not working. The Artificial Intelligence Laboratory programmer Richard Stallman did his best to fetch the source code of the driver from the manufacturer to fix it, but there was no chance. The code was closed, and this was … Continue reading Happy birthday mr. GNU

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Is creationism still compatible with Christian Religion?

One of the very first posts in this blog, was about the "evolution of creationism" in Catholic Church, arguing that the Catholic Church is not anti- Darwinian anymore, but oriented to propose a "peaceful co-existence" between creationism and biological evolution. Divine creation is actually considered a transcendental event, and biological evolution its reflection on the immanent plane. … Continue reading Is creationism still compatible with Christian Religion?

Illumina explains why patents are killing culture and research.

I should recover an old press release, dating to the 90s, that announced the intention of some japanese businessmen to patent pizza. I am not joking. Since no one thought it before, they considered the idea to patent pizza and claim the royalties to any single restaurant in the world. They have obviously failed after … Continue reading Illumina explains why patents are killing culture and research.