Category: Academicians in society

To pollute has a price

“Compelling companies to reduce their emissions is costly in economic and political terms, it’s better to provide them with an economic incentive” Eric Maskin, Nobel prize in Economics and honorary academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), participated in the second Green Economy Summit, held in the Argentine city of Cordoba on 5 and 6 October with the paper “How to reduce greenhouse gas emissions: an application of the theory of auctions”, where he exposed the application of auction theory in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. At the summit were the also Nobel prize in...

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Educate in green

The speakers at the session on education stressed the importance of forming future generations sensitive with a sustainable development The Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) participated in the organization and development of the second Green Economy Summit, held in Cordoba, Argentina, on October 5 and 6, with its academician and president of the Interdisciplinary Research Institute José Ramón Calvo, member of the organizing committee and moderator of two sessions. Als, at the summit were the Nobel prizes in Economics and honorary academicians of the RAED Eric Maskin and Edmund Phelps. In the session entitled “The role of...

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Illegal and illegitimate

Teresa Freixes, Professor of Constitutional Law at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) and founder and president of the Catalan platform Civic Concord, presented to the RAED an article denouncing the argument and the pretensions of the Catalan Government in its independence policies. “While waiting for us to see what is left of the request made by the Ppesident of the Spanish Government to the Catalan president, secessionism seeks to prolong the situation so that, in the Slovenian or, perhaps, Kosovar way structures of State and control of the territory that allow it, in an undetermined time, to face with greater advantages the effectiveness of an independence in installments until it can be considered as irreversible what constitutes a continuous blackmail that can not be accepted in mode some”, the academician begins his reflection. For Freixes, the State Government is wasting time on whether or not a unilateral declaration of independence has been made by the Catalan government. “It’s a shame to think that someone can believe that Catalonia is a colony or that Spain systematically violates the rights of the Catalans, even though some try to throw an image of this type abroad. Nobody believes them already”, she continues The professor denounces how the Catalan Government and Parliament are being supplanted in the decision making by the National...

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It’s not just money

Oriol Amat, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), president of the Catalan Association of Accountancy and Management and deputy in the Catalan Parliament considers in an article published in the newspaper Ara that the commitment to independence of the Government of Catalonia and many Catalan citizens has not only an economic base based on the fiscal deficit of the State with Catalonia, but also on the “dignity and desire of to be”. Amat believes that a dialogue would not lead to repression or a flight of investments affecting all of Spain. The academician believes...

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The robot that believes in God

Josep Ignasi Saranyana, full academician and president of the Section of Human Sciences of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED) presented last October 10 with the writer Arturo San Agustín the last novel of this renowned author, “El robot que cree en Dios” (The robot that believes in God), in which San Agustín tells how a future Pope, Innocent XIV, faces the existence of a robot that inexplicably crosses. Member of the Pontifical Committee of Historical Sciences, Saranyana considered that in the novel there is much of the legendary film “Blade Runner”, “although unlike Ridley Scott, who denies that his replicants feel emotions and have feelings, Arturo San Agustín does concede to his robot Talos feelings and emotions, so San Agustín is committed”. For the academician, the work raises two fundamental questions: whether androids can be able to feel and express religious emotions and feelings and whether the religious instinct should stand on the same plane or not as the supernatural revelation offered by Christianity. “The novel also questions us about how little we question robotics, transhumanism and posthumanism,” added San Agustín, who considered as a mistake to leave science alone in the hands of scientists without often taking into account its moral...

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