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[585] viXra:1910.0236 [pdf] submitted on 2019-10-14 02:04:56

BBS News / Russian Service. Environmental Report to the Un. 06.05.2019 (In Russian)

Authors: Report of the UN.
Comments: 7 Pages. in Russian

Humanity is increasingly destroying the biosphere: due to human impact on the environment, about a million species of animals and plants were on the verge of extinction, such a disappointing conclusion was reached by scientists in the report of the intergovernmental scientific and policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services IPBES.
Category: Social Science

[584] viXra:1910.0189 [pdf] submitted on 2019-10-12 04:51:57

1application of Q-Likert Methodology to Find Factors Affecting Information and Communication Flow Related to Transport-Earthquake Problems

Authors: Izza Anwer
Comments: 17 Pages.

This paper presents a new integrated method that focuses on quantitative measure of qualitative data for small sample size that consists of rich and high profiled data sources such as experts (heads) of Intelligent transport system (ITS) technologies, transport and earthquake management institutions. The details of the newly developed method and its application by considering a case-study from developing country is presented. The results are in the form of identified factors that are limiting the effectiveness of Information communication flow through Intelligent transport system technologies in transport-earthquake (a term introduced by the author of this study) management. The identified factors highlight information communication problems inter and intra departments, among different stakeholders and uneven ratio of ITS technology and transport-earthquake affected and managers. The model worked well and can be applied in many ways such as other case-studies and types of disasters.
Category: Social Science

[583] viXra:1910.0164 [pdf] submitted on 2019-10-10 19:46:27

The Nobel Prizes Is Antithetical to the Contemporary Sciences

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 2 Pages.

The prize systems inability to sustain their grip on long-term interests represents the prize systems tendency for jubilant decline.
Category: Social Science

[582] viXra:1909.0611 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-29 04:27:38

Representatividad y Gobernabilidad: Dos Dimensiones Para Evaluar la Optimalidad de Sistemas Electorales

Authors: Ricardo Alvira
Comments: 401 Pages. Text in Spanish

Encontramos en la actualidad un amplio acuerdo entre expertos acerca de la importancia de dos dimensiones para evaluar la optimalidad de los sistemas electorales: Representatividad y Gobernabilidad. Sin embargo, este consenso desaparece al revisar la conceptualización y operacionalización de estas dimensiones: - Diferentes autores proponen diferentes conceptualizaciones y operacionalizaciones de cada una de las dimensiones, llegando así a evaluaciones que pueden ser radicalmente diferentes para un mismo sistema electoral. - La conceptualización más habitual de ambas dimensiones es en parte contradictoria, imposibilitando su optimización conjunta y no existiendo consenso acerca de cuál sería un punto intermedio de equilibrio. Esta falta de acuerdo y contradicción entre operacionalizaciones constituye un obstáculo importante a la hora de optimizar nuestros sistemas electorales, lo que choca con la necesidad de dicha mejora. El creciente descontento ciudadano con el funcionamiento del sistema político, pero también la creciente inestabilidad y polarización política en nuestras sociedades, no dejan lugar a dudas acerca de la urgencia de rediseñar [adaptar] nuestros sistemas de gobierno representativo. Los datos apoyan que parte de esa necesaria evolución de nuestros sistemas políticos debe lograrse desde el propio rediseño de los sistemas electorales. Pero… ¿Cuáles son las modificaciones que sería conveniente realizar? Ayudar a contestar esa pregunta es el objetivo principal de esta Tesis Doctoral: proveer criterios objetivos que permitan evaluar nuestros sistemas electorales, y diseñar las mejoras que los acerquen a su diseño óptimo. Para ello se realiza una revisión de estas dos dimensiones, y se propone su conceptualización y operacionalización de manera diferente a la habitual. La validez de las propuestas que se plantean se sustenta en su consistencia con un marco teórico extenso, así como en el propio diseño de los indicadores relacionado con algunas situaciones reales que permiten muestran la consistencia de las operacionalizaciones. Así mismo, se revisa la aplicabilidad y utilidad de las propuestas mediante su utilización para evaluar la optimalidad de las asignaciones de asientos que hubieran producido diferentes reformas posibles del sistema electoral en las elecciones generales de junio de 2016. Esta evaluación permite: - Confirmar la aplicabilidad de los operacionalizaciones propuestas. - Comparar numerosas reformas posibles del sistema electoral español. - Contrastar la optimalidad de dos modelos conceptuales de sistema electoral: Proporcional (Congreso Diputados) y Mayoritario (Senado) La revisión de los resultados muestra que las conceptualizaciones y operacionalizaciones propuestas permiten detectar diferencias notables entre las reglas, que no son detectadas ni evaluadas correctamente desde las conceptualizaciones/ operacionalizaciones actuales de dichas dimensiones. Así mismo, la revisión y evaluación de numerosas reformas posibles del sistema electoral español muestra que la reforma que sería óptima es sensiblemente diferente a las propuestas que se están valorando en la actualidad.
Category: Social Science

[581] viXra:1909.0583 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-26 07:30:48

The Phenomenological Study on the Health and Life of Low-income Seniors who live in Poverty Area in Metropolitan City

Authors: Dongyeop Jang, Heontae Shin
Comments: 16 Pages.

Objectives : The elderly in South Korea are the poorest among OECD countries in 2015. The aim of this study was to explore the health and life of the low-income elderly living in vulnerable areas in a metropolitancity. Methods : Data were collected through in-depth individual interviews with 7 participants from October to November 2015 and analyzed through Colaizzi’s phenomenological methodology. The participants were interviewed for over 60 minutes in each person. Results : 7 categories were identified from 17 subcategories: “My life history: sick body,” “Living with a sick body,” “My poor but precious life,” “A sense of distance from the hospital,” “Narrowed area of my life,” “Thankful for help,” and “The village where I have lived my destiny.” There is a lack of medical accessibility, mobility, and economic independence for low-income seniors. In addition, full-fledged redevelopment comes to them as violence. Conclusions : The health and life of the low-income elderly in vulnerable areas are products of many social factors, reaffirming the importance of social health.
Category: Social Science

[580] viXra:1909.0455 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-22 03:29:28

The Essential Papakonstantinidis

Authors: Stephen I. Ternyik
Comments: 10 Pages.

NEW ECONOMIC BARGAINING/World-NET -presentation-
Category: Social Science

[579] viXra:1909.0142 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-06 08:27:39

A Prominent Researcher of the Humanities

Authors: Magnus Carlsson
Comments: 1 Page.

A prominent researcher of the humanities and his deeds are described.
Category: Social Science

[578] viXra:1909.0099 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-06 01:14:41

A Prelude to Algorithmic Management

Authors: Tariq Khan
Comments: 5 Pages.

Much of modern history involves attempts to formalize the various disciplines of activity in the natural world and in human life. While great progress has been made in the physical sciences, the social sciences, including in this context economics and management, are in their infancy by comparison. None the less, economics has made progress in an attempt to gain solid empirical foundations and with the vast majority of the world’s population involved in management in one form or another via employment and associated organizational and power structures, research into optimal management practices could be considered to have the largest available data sets of any science. Yet it is the very opposite that is the case as there is such a variety of social, cultural, and political differences in any given country, society, organization, or workplace that attempts to establish a perfect management framework have seemed impossible. But progress has been made here as well and in a modern world where every process and activity is now being analyzed under the context of workflow formalism, ultimately in an effort toward automation and orchestration of workloads, even management practices are being examined in the context of establishing formal foundations. It in this context that we seek to define the beginnings of a sort of algorithmic based management where the true critical functions are defined with the ultimate goal of creating teams that perform at their highest with work getting completed.
Category: Social Science

[577] viXra:1909.0012 [pdf] submitted on 2019-09-02 04:43:51

Climate Change: The Science Behind Greta Thunberg and Fridays for Future

Authors: Rainer W. Kühne
Comments: 3 Pages.

Climate activist Greta Thunberg started her Skolstrejk för Klimatet on 20 August 2018. Her activity inspired the weekly international demonstrations of Fridays for Future. In this paper I review the scientific argumentation that justifies the demonstrations.
Category: Social Science

[576] viXra:1908.0532 [pdf] submitted on 2019-08-27 00:40:20

How to Get Rid of a Debt Based Money System

Authors: Ivo Van Der Rijt
Comments: 1 Page.

Solution on how to get rid of money.
Category: Social Science

[575] viXra:1908.0488 [pdf] submitted on 2019-08-25 03:28:53

How to Win the War on Drugs

Authors: Ivo van der Rijt
Comments: 2 Pages.

A small paper i wrote in half an hour. Written for the sake of Discussion. Wrong or right i am all ears.
Category: Social Science

[574] viXra:1908.0290 [pdf] submitted on 2019-08-15 08:50:39

The Introduction of the Einstein Model of a Solid to Analytical Psychology.

Authors: Theodoros Aliferis
Comments: 8 Pages.

If we intend to bridge physics and psychology one of the shortest paths is through Thermodynamics and Analytical Psychology (AP). That is because in AP both the First and the Second Law of Thermodynamics, are well defined (Principle of Equivalence, Principle of Entropy). There are not too many thermodynamic models. As a result our choices are limited. The Einstein model of a Solid (ES) is a thermodynamic model with applications in thermodynamics, quantum statistics and solid state physics. I intend to show that the ES is a suitable model to bridge thermodynamics and theoretical AP. The approach I follow is an attempt to match the abstract entities of AP to those of the ES. I also attempt to prove that the conditions on which the ES is based, agree with AP. Finally I attempt to solve a crucial paradox met in theoretical AP, but not explained yet. The results of this paper could be summarized as follows: I prove that a match between the abstract entities of AP and those of the ES can be achieved. I prove that two of the conditions, on which the ES is based, are clearly met in AP. I meet no conflict between the rest of the conditions of the ES and the theory of AP. Finally I explain and solve the paradox. The conclusions/significance of this research is that I introduce algebraic expressions in AP. Additionally, I help both the practitioner and theorist of AP as any improved theory would. Keywords: Einstein solid, Analytical psychology, Entropy.
Category: Social Science

[573] viXra:1907.0554 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-28 23:17:01

The Norm-Offensive

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 6 Pages.

Basic to knowledge space.
Category: Social Science

[572] viXra:1907.0287 [pdf] submitted on 2019-07-15 11:23:56

Tolerance Today is a Synonym for Lying!/Толерантность сегодня — это синоним вранья!

Authors: Yana Poplavskaya
Comments: 5 Pages.

Abstract: Yana Poplavskaya exposes the hideous actions of high-ranking people in the field of culture and politics. Their actions lead to a change in people's social awareness. What has been considered bad so far will be considered good./ Аннотация: Яна Поплавская разоблачает отвратительные действия высокопоставленных людей в области культуры и политики. Их действия приводят к изменению общественного сознания людей. То, что до сих пор считалось злом, будет считаться добром.
Category: Social Science

[571] viXra:1906.0525 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-26 08:33:44

Immigrant Syndrome

Authors: HaiYing Shen, BeiYuan Shen
Comments: 6 Pages.

Immigrant syndrome (or traveler syndrome) is a series of syndromes and disorders of the human body in response to the natural environmental changes when the immigrants or travelers migrate from their native homeland to another region. Based on the idea of improving the health status of immigrant groups and achieving the comprehensive healthcare of immigrants, this work for the first time reports the cause, disorders, epidemiology, management, prevention and healthcare of immigrant syndrome.
Category: Social Science

[570] viXra:1906.0483 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-25 15:40:42

The Scientific Study of History-Speculative Philosophy of History Explained

Authors: Rochelle Forrester
Comments: 15 Pages.

This paper suggests ever increasing human knowledge of the world around us is the driving force for much social and cultural evolution. It examines the order of discovery of our knowledge of the world around us and notes this knowledge comes to us in a particular and necessary order from the easiest to discover to the more difficult to discover. The necessary order of the discoveries means they can be rationally analysed and understood and this enables the study of social and cultural evolution to be put on a scientific basis. It also enables us to make scientifically based predictions about the future for the human species.
Category: Social Science

[569] viXra:1906.0437 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-24 03:32:58

The Pioneers of Biodynamics in USA: The Early Milestones of Organic Agriculture in the United States

Authors: John Paull
Comments: 6 Pages.

Biodynamics has played a key role in environmental and sustainable development. Rudolf Steiner founded the Experimental Circle of Anthroposophic Farmers and Gardeners at Koberwitz (now Kobierzyce, Poland) in 1924. The task for the Experimental Circle was to test Steiner’s ‘hints’ for a new and sustainable agriculture, to find out what works, and to publish and tell the world. Ehrenfried published his book Bio-Dynamic Farming and Gardening in New York in 1938, fulfilling Steiner’s directive. In the interval, 1924-1938, 39 individual Americans joined the Experimental Circle. They were the pioneers of biodynamics and organics in USA, and finally their names and locations are revealed. Of the 39 members, three received copies of the Agriculture Course in both German and English, while other copies were shared (n=6). Of the 35 Agriculture Courses supplied to American Experimental Circle Members, over half were numbered copies of the German edition (n=20), and the rest were the English edition (n=15). A majority of members were women (n=20), along with men (n=17), and undetermined (n=2). Members were from 11 states: New York (n=18), New Jersey (n=5), Ohio (n=4), Hawaii (n=3), Connecticut (n=2), Missouri (n=2), California (n=1), Florida (n=1), Maine (n=1), Maryland (n=1), and Pennsylvania (n=1). The revelation of the earliest pioneers of biodynamics, and thus organics, in USA provides 39 starting points for further research that their stories and achievements may be told.
Category: Social Science

[568] viXra:1906.0342 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-18 10:00:45

Note on Refutation of the Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 2 Pages. © Copyright 2019 by Colin James III All rights reserved. Respond to author by email only: info@cec-services dot com. See updated abstract at ersatz-systems.com.

The conjecture using a Bayesian pipe symbol (|), instead of the fractional division symbol (/) as originally published, is not tautologous, thereby relegating it to a non tautologous fragment of the universal logic VŁ4.
Category: Social Science

[567] viXra:1906.0327 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-17 07:01:49

A Defense of Critique of the Simulation Argument and Critique of VŁ4 as Applied

Authors: Shreyansh Goyal
Comments: 3 pages

Colin James III critiqued the paper titled “Refutation of “Refutation of the simulation argument and incompleteness of information” [Goyal, S. (2019); http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0126v1.pdf] in his paper titled “Mistakes in rebuttal of Refutation of the simulation argument and incompleteness of information” [James III, C. (2019); http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0156v1.pdf] to show that the original paper makes a few mistakes and the refutation of the paper titled “The Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information” [Goyal, S. (2019); http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0073v1.pdf] by Colin James III in the paper titled “Refutation of the simulation argument and incompleteness of information” [James III, C. (2019); http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0090v1.pdf] is valid. I argue that the mistakes pointed out by Colin James III do not lead to the conclusions which he proposes and the refutation of his application of VŁ4 on the critique of simulation argument, as proposed, appears to be invalid.
Category: Social Science

[566] viXra:1906.0156 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-09 11:34:07

Mistakes in Rebuttal of Refutation of the Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 2 Pages. © Copyright 2019 by Colin James III All rights reserved. Respond to author by email only: info@cec-services dot com. See updated abstract at ersatz-systems.com.

We evaluate six equations proffered as rebuttal, with two as trivially tautologous and four as not tautologous, to confirm the original refutation of the simulation conjecture. These results add to this established non tautologous fragment of the universal logic VŁ4.
Category: Social Science

[565] viXra:1906.0126 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-09 00:31:52

Refutation of “Refutation of the Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information”

Authors: Shreyansh Goyal
Comments: 2 pages

Colin James III used VŁ4 in his paper titled “Refutation of the simulation argument and incompleteness of information” [James III, C. (2019); http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0090v1.pdf] to show that the equation used to refute Nick Bostrom’s argument [Philosophical Quarterly. 2003, 53, 243‐255] in the original paper titled “The Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information” [Goyal, S. (2019; http://vixra.org/pdf/1906.0090v1.pdf] is non tautologous and hence the refutation fails. In this paper, I attempt to show how the use of Meth8/VŁ4 as done in the refutation of the original paper critiquing Bostrom’s argument is itself non tautologous and hence the refutation fails.
Category: Social Science

[564] viXra:1906.0090 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-06 08:10:08

Refutation of the Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 1 Page. © Copyright 2019 by Colin James III All rights reserved. Respond to author by email only: info@cec-services dot com. See updated abstract at ersatz-systems.com.

The equation for Bayesian analysis is not tautologous, thereby refuting the conjecture and relegating it to a non tautologous fragment of the universal logic VŁ4.
Category: Social Science

[563] viXra:1906.0073 [pdf] submitted on 2019-06-05 12:48:05

The Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information

Authors: Shreyansh Goyal
Comments: 20 pages

Nick Bostrom, in his paper titled “Are you living in a computer simulation?” [Philosophical Quarterly. 2003, 53, 243‐255], presented an argument as to why the possibility of an advanced human civilization that can generate human-like observers greatly bolsters the view that we might be living in a simulation. Bostrom argues why the fraction of simulated observers among all types of observers with human-like experiences would be close to one, provided one accepts some assumptions, and then the bland principle of indifference dictates as to why one must thus, assuming himself to be a random observer, put the highest credence in the option which is the most common. Bostrom’s case rests on the idea that we lack evidence to shift our credence the other way, against the probabilistic conclusions, significantly, however, I argue that we are justified in doing so and a priori. Using Bayesian analysis, I show that the conclusion of the argument need not possess similar credence as the argument suggests, even granting all its assumptions.
Category: Social Science

[562] viXra:1905.0542 [pdf] submitted on 2019-05-28 20:14:14

Electronic Resurrection of Relatives and Friends.

Authors: Alexander Bolonkin
Comments: 7 Pages.

In the development of electronic immortality and fully electronicized society, proposed by the author at the end of the preceding century, the author as a first-step offers electronic virtual resuscitation of dying relatives and resurrection of dead friends. By now, programs for various recognition and recognizing faces and objects, communicating in any language, photos of a lively mobile person expressing emotions, intelligent communication programs have been created that even experts cannot distinguish whether they are talking to a person or a robot. The task is only a matter creating an e-resurrection-program.
Category: Social Science

[561] viXra:1905.0541 [pdf] submitted on 2019-05-28 20:30:10

Электронное Воскрешение Родственников и Друзей.

Authors: Alexander Bolonkin
Comments: 7 Pages.

В развитие электронного бессмертия и электронного общества, предложенных автором в конце прошлого века, автор в качестве первого шага предлагает электронную виртуальную реанимацию (воскрешение) умирающих родственников и друзей. К настоящему времени созданы программы узнавания и распознавания лиц и объектов, общения на любом языке, фотографии живого подвижного лица, выражающего эмоции, программы разумного общения, что даже эксперты не могут отличить, разговаривают ли они с человеком или с роботом. Дело только за созданием Программы электронного Воскрешения.
Category: Social Science

[560] viXra:1904.0207 [pdf] submitted on 2019-04-10 10:18:59

Un Modelo Y Una Metodología Para la Transformación de Ciudades Hacia la Sostenibilidad

Authors: Ricardo Alvira
Comments: 658 Pages. Text in Spanish

The present Doctoral Thesis proposes an indicators’ model and a methodology whose objective is enabling the quantitative characterization of different urban situations’ Sustainability Degree and the later use of this parameter in usual urban transformations’ design processes. In order to do so, we follow a procedure that combines two approaches: On the one hand, we build on A mathematical theory of Sustainability and Sustainable Development [Alvira, 2014a], which provides us the following matters: • General principles for Sustainability logical decomposition / hierarchical structuring of the model. • Design methodology / mathematical formulation of sustainability indicators. • Mathematical formulas for indicators aggregation. • General principles for the design of an operational model. On the other hand, we review most accepted general recommendations for indicators’ models formulation, including recommendations by more acknowledged organizations / entities. Although some of these recommendations are actually applied during the drafting process we herein undertake, we do not always explicit it, considering that compliance with main recommendations for the development of indicator models is not a requirement for the formulation of the model but 'guidelines' which provide us a framework for its posterior validation, which we detail in the Conclusions and Annexes. Combining both approaches we design an operational model, which is complemented by a methodology that allows its use in the usual processes of city conformation. Later, we validate the proposal in two levels: • We review its applicability, by using the model to confront the design of a hypothetical transformation of existing urban area: the Palos de Moguer neighborhood in Madrid. • We contrast obtained results for the E dimension with the economic evolution of the EU 28 countries during the period 2005‐2014, finding a high similarity with reality. Finally, in the conclusions we detail the main differences / contributions regarding existing models, as well as pending issues that we advance for possible further development.
Category: Social Science

[559] viXra:1903.0368 [pdf] submitted on 2019-03-21 03:42:43

L'etat Xxie Siècle Réalité ou Simulacre

Authors: Rachid ELAÏDI
Comments: 80 Pages.

NO COMMENT
Category: Social Science

[558] viXra:1903.0240 [pdf] submitted on 2019-03-12 13:33:35

Afforestation and Reforestation Management in Romania Migrating to Sustainability and Responsibility

Authors: Ciprian Palaghianu
Comments: 8 Pages. Palaghianu, C. (2018). Afforestation and reforestation management in Romania ‐ migrating to sustainability and responsibility. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference Integrated Management of Environmental Resources, (3), 46-52

Considering the present state of afforestation and reforestation management in Romania, the process of renewing the forestation paradigm is analysed. Most of the management systems use an iterative method of improving the outcomes. Considering the classical phases Plan-Do-Check-Adjust, the forest management system is broken into pieces in order to reveal potential gaps from planning to system adjustments regarding forestation in Romania. The official data reports, national statistics and forest regulations represent evidences of a system that fails to progress. The weak integration of PanEuropean criteria and indicators for sustainable forest management, the lack of a robust planning system and the poor capacity of accessing European funds are considered major gaps. The whole framework of afforestation and reforestation should be revised to comply with recent realities and objectives (social, economic, environmental). At present time Romanian forest management still forges tomorrow’s forests using regulations fitted to communist era, without taking into account updated objectives regarding social needs, economic benefits, climate change mitigation or the new types of property. Several suggestions for improving the afforestation and reforestation framework were provided.
Category: Social Science

[557] viXra:1902.0490 [pdf] submitted on 2019-02-28 18:06:31

An Abbreviated People’s History of Social Health in the Modern United States.

Authors: Tariq Khan
Comments: 3 Pages.

A short list of major social, cultural, mental health, medical health, and environmental events by decade since 1950 that had a significant impact on the lives of everyday Americans.
Category: Social Science

[556] viXra:1902.0394 [pdf] submitted on 2019-02-23 20:30:32

Considerations, for the Beautiful

Authors: Tariq Khan
Comments: 3 Pages.

"For over a thousand years Roman conquerors returning from the wars enjoyed the honor of triumph, a tumultuous parade. In the procession came trumpeters, musicians and strange animals from conquered territories, together with carts laden with treasure and captured armaments. The conquerors rode in a triumphal chariot, the dazed prisoners walking in chains before him. Sometimes his children robed in white stood with him in the chariot or rode the trace horses. A slave stood behind the conqueror holding a golden crown and whispering in his ear a warning: that all glory is fleeting." - Gen. George C. Patton
Category: Social Science

[555] viXra:1902.0388 [pdf] submitted on 2019-02-24 03:47:39

A Potential Resolution for the Labour and Civil Servant Problem in the Industrialized Information Society of Europe.

Authors: Johan Noldus
Comments: 4 Pages.

The problem of European politics and transmigration is addressed.
Category: Social Science

[554] viXra:1902.0269 [pdf] submitted on 2019-02-15 12:39:20

Cyclical Model of Human History as the Result of Gene Pool Forces Shaping Societies to Ensure Variation.

Authors: Tariq Khan
Comments: 3 Pages.

Discussing Nature as utilizing various human psychological types from psychopaths to altruistic martyrs as tools or mechanisms to ensure variation in human gene pools. Variation that is required once stagnation occurs from a cyclical model of competition for scarce resources involving tribes and societies in an eternal movement from balance, to segmentation, competition, imbalance, stagnation, teamwork, war, and repeating back to balance.
Category: Social Science

[553] viXra:1902.0219 [pdf] submitted on 2019-02-13 03:48:34

Are Going to Smear Skis

Authors: A.I.Somsikov
Comments: 2 Pages. -

Futurology hypotheses
Category: Social Science

[552] viXra:1902.0153 [pdf] submitted on 2019-02-09 04:13:36

Who was Madame Calment?

Authors: Philip Gibbs
Comments: 11 Pages. For discussions : https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/calmentvalidation/

Jeanne Calment is said to have lived to 122 years old, the oldest person who ever lived. however doubts have been raised that her daughter may have made an identity switch in 1934. In this discussion document I look at what new evidence may be sought to settle the question of her authenticity.
Category: Social Science

[551] viXra:1902.0084 [pdf] submitted on 2019-02-05 07:20:15

How You Can Impact the Refugee Crisis

Authors: Eliza Rink
Comments: 5 Pages.

Basic HTML
Category: Social Science

[550] viXra:1902.0039 [pdf] submitted on 2019-02-02 20:05:16

An Analysis of Warfare with a Scale-Invariant View of Human Foundational Psychological Traits.

Authors: Tariq Khan
Comments: 3 Pages.

Foundational human psychological traits are used to create a framework to understand political conflicts on the margin of these few traits. Recent major wars are examined in a similar context noting societal catastrophes from blind faith in technology as a tool to solve any problem, to philosophies that devalue individual human life for the gain of nebulous nation-states and tribal ideologies. The special value of human life and especially conscious minds is considered with the Vietnam War noted as a particular and shocking confrontation of technology versus the brute attrition of humans.
Category: Social Science

[549] viXra:1902.0027 [pdf] submitted on 2019-02-02 12:55:50

Low Socio-Economic Status and Self-Esteem Among Moroccans, Students of Ouarzazaete City, as a Key Study.

Authors: El Mahdi Outbir
Comments: 15 Pages. N/A

This study was conducted with the aim to measure the influence of socioeconomic status over selfesteem. These variables in question were put into analysis using quantitative research. Respectfully, a bulk of identical researches were piloted using both variables, and through the lens of the discrepancy encountered in the literature, the objective was to see the extent to which this research would support, confirm or deny the dominating notions. It is then a replication with a different group of participants who have never taken a chance to be part of this concept. Various variables were vital to the study, including; parental and students’ level of education, the area of living, the age, the gender and the mother tongue. With respect to the diversity that exists, subjects from rural and urban areas were given the chance and the same atmosphere to contribute. The instrument used to measure both variables were questionnaires. The total number of the participants who took the questionnaires was 81, with a number of 35 females and 46 males. Results to be discussed, a weak and negative correlation exist between socioeconomic status and self-esteem. A negative correlation (Pearson r) was found at a level of -.118, with an insignificance (p-value) at .463. Thus, the null hypothesis was not to be rejected.
Category: Social Science

[548] viXra:1901.0433 [pdf] submitted on 2019-01-28 20:18:36

Venezuela's Election Crisis

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 1 Page.

Short-term gains means desperate acts.
Category: Social Science

[547] viXra:1901.0404 [pdf] submitted on 2019-01-27 10:45:29

Refutation of the Algorithm to Generate Preference Profiles

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 2 Pages. © Copyright 2019 by Colin James III All rights reserved. Respond to author by email only at: info@ersatz-systems dot com. See website ersatz-systems.com . (We warn troll Mikko at Disqus to read the article four times before hormonal typing.)

We evaluate six equations of the proposed algorithm to generate preference profiles. None is tautologous, hence refuting the proposal.
Category: Social Science

[546] viXra:1901.0384 [pdf] submitted on 2019-01-26 11:01:14

Transforming Candidate and Parties Cardinal Ratings Into Weak Preference Orderings

Authors: Ricardo Alvira
Comments: 107 Pages. Communication at XV Meeting Spanish Social Choice Network, REES

An easy procedure is explained for converting usually accesible statistical information on voters preferences, into an aggregated citizenship preference profile. Two regional elections recently held in Spain are modelled, and results are reviewed in terms of voting paradoxes and statistical correlation with collective preference.
Category: Social Science

[545] viXra:1901.0383 [pdf] submitted on 2019-01-26 11:03:46

Transformación de Valoraciones Numéricas de Candidatos Y Partidos en órdenes Débiles de Preferencia

Authors: Ricardo Alvira
Comments: 107 Pages. Comunicacion en XV encuentro de la Red Espanola de Eleccion Social, REES

Se explica un procedimiento sencillo para convertir información estadística generalmente accesible sobre las preferencias de los votantes, en un perfil de preferencia agregado de la ciudadanía. Se modelizan dos elecciones regionales celebradas recientemente en España, y los resultados se revisan en términos de paradojas de votación y correlación estadística con la preferencia colectiva.
Category: Social Science

[544] viXra:1901.0378 [pdf] submitted on 2019-01-25 23:48:40

The Powerplay of the Radical Democrats

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 1 Page.

Political and economic desperation.
Category: Social Science

[543] viXra:1901.0136 [pdf] submitted on 2019-01-10 12:15:43

Asperger's Syndrome and Psychological Type

Authors: Robert G. Chester
Comments: 24 Pages. First published in the Journal of Psychological Type, Issue 12, Dec. 06. Republished here with permission.

Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) is a form of autism which, in many cases, seems indistinguishable from certain of the Jungian/Myers’Briggs personality types. This article explores the relationship between AS and psychological type. Anecdotes on both sides of the question illuminate a review of the literature on AS and type. Direct and often conflicting quotations clarify and contrast these differing views of personality.
Category: Social Science

[542] viXra:1901.0118 [pdf] submitted on 2019-01-09 20:45:39

Did Art by Western Front Soldier Predict the Russian Revolution? The Secret History of the ‘Guerra alla Guerra’ Peace Postcards

Authors: John Paull
Comments: 8 Pages.

The allegorical artwork ‘Guerra alla Guerrra’ (War against War) was created by the Italian-Australian artist Ernesto Genoni (1885-1975). It features a young woman wrapped in red and rising out of a battlefield. Her wrap billows over the war-scape to form a massive red flag. The work was published in 1916 as a postcard by the Milan-based Pro Umanità organisation headed by Rosa Genoni. During 1916, Ernesto Genoni enlisted as a volunteer in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and he served on the Western Front as a stretcher bearer. By the end of 1916 he had been plucked off the battlefield and conscripted into the Italian Army where he refused to take the oath of allegiance. He subsequently served time in several military prisons for insubordination and as a medical orderly in the Italian military hospital in Verona.The ‘Guerra alla Guerra’ postcards were sold in Italy and Australia to fund the war-relief work of Pro Umanità of feeding POWs and supporting widows and orphans in Europe in the wake of the catastrophe of the First World War. ‘Guerra alla Guerrra’ was prescient in that it appears to illustrate the spirit of revolution growing out of the devastation of war. The following year the Russian Revolution overthrew the Czarist regime (in 1917). By the close of WW1 in 1918 the talk of revolution and its threat to the ‘established order’ was rife throughout Europe. The original artwork has not been located. The postcard was reproduced for the 2018 centenary of the Armistice of 11 November 1918.
Category: Social Science

[541] viXra:1812.0401 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-24 03:56:20

The Christmas Eve Before Christmas Day

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 2 Pages.

It's social and ethical impact...
Category: Social Science

[540] viXra:1812.0324 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-20 05:15:58

(WB Press Release No.1 Version 1.1 4 Pages 29.11.2018) Andrei-Lucian Drăgoi (MD Pediatrician Specialist and Whistleblower) Press Release No. 1 from September 11th 2018 (Tuesday) (On my Checkpoint Results as a Whistleblower Fighting Against the H

Authors: Andrei Lucian Dragoi
Comments: 4 Pages.

This is my first press release as a whistleblower from September 11th 2018 (on my checkpoint results as a whistleblower fighting against the high level of corruption from Romania, a corruption with significant repercussions on children with disabilities). This paper version 1.1 is written in Romanian and contains updates from November 2018.
Category: Social Science

[539] viXra:1812.0221 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-12 10:19:27

When Organizational Identification and Control Prevent Sharing Scientific Discovery

Authors: Jeffrey Joseph Wolynski
Comments: 5 Pages. 5 references, a "B-" paper

: A short overview of how academics control each other and some flaws induced by too much identification, control and discipline. It is argued and researched that too much of all three latter concepts can counteract the stated goals of teams in large organizations. In fact, too much identification, control and discipline reduces quality, stamps out creativity and decreases employee involvement. This can lead to peer review reinforced group think and the overall stalling of progress in science and of sharing scientific discoveries. As well it shows that resistance to discoveries is rooted in cultural norms and shared misguided definitions.
Category: Social Science

[538] viXra:1812.0191 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-10 07:24:30

The Nature of Israel's Public Policy Aimed at Curbing the Rise in Property Prices from 2008-2015, as a Derivative of the Country's Governance Structure

Authors: Erez Cohen
Comments: 19 Pages.

The paper portrays public policy steps taken in order to reduce housing prices, formulated and implemented in Israel 2008-2015, and analyzes them in light of the locally prevalent economic worldview and governance structure. Analysis of the policy shows that in order to understand the justifications for its formulation it should be viewed through the positivist worldview that focuses on the subjective considerations of policy shapers that neutralize its objective-normative efficacy. The paper stresses the impact of the country's governance structure at each point in time on the type of policy chosen and determines that a democratic but weak and unstable governance structure leads to the formulation and implementation of a positivist policy reflecting politicians' narrow interests of reelection. In contrast, stable democratic rule supported by a sound majority of a single ruling party can easily sustain public policy that expresses the normative approach, reflecting social values as defined by politicians.
Category: Social Science

[537] viXra:1812.0190 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-10 07:27:29

Regulation of Academia in Israel Legislation, Policy, and Market Forces

Authors: Erez Cohen
Comments: 16 Pages.

The rapid development of Israel’s system of higher education in recent years has led to a sharp rise in the number of students, the establishment of new institutions certified to award degrees, and legislation and policy changes. The evolving circumstances are explored in the current article, which follows the sources, causes, and justifications for these changes. The study analyzes three major processes that occurred in Israel’s system of higher education since its reform in the early 1990s: the increase in the number of students, admission terms to the departments, and the demand for studies. The research findings indicate that it was the government’s decision to establish colleges in the early 1990s, rather than free market forces, that led to the considerable increase in enrollment for academic studies. Then again, free market forces appear to determine admission terms to the various departments in accordance with the principles of demand and supply. Furthermore, the government intervenes to regulate the supply of high-demand fields of study but does not complement this by acting to regulate demand trends, which are determined exclusively by the free will of applicants. Therefore, the research conclusion is that Israel has no clear well-formulated policy on higher education, a fact that allows the unrestrained detrimental domination of this system by free market forces.
Category: Social Science

[536] viXra:1812.0189 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-10 07:29:44

Effect of Welfare and Employment Policies on the Correlation Between Migration and Unemployment.

Authors: Erez Cohen
Comments: 19 Pages.

The subject of immigration has been on the public and political agenda of most established countries for many years and has been the focus of much research. In light of increasing immigration to Europe in recent years, this study explores the association between immigration and local unemployment, by examining three prominent immigration destinations: Greece, Germany, and the United States. The research findings indicate that all three countries show a correlation between the two indices, with the different welfare and employment policies implemented by each generating differences in the features of this correlation. In Greece, where the welfare and employment policy implemented encourages idleness, a positive correlation was found between the indices. In Germany, which implements a conservative policy that encourages employment, a negative correlation was found between the two indices. In contrast, the United States implements a liberal immigration policy that produces an ambivalent association between the indices.
Category: Social Science

[535] viXra:1812.0188 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-10 07:31:41

The Rise in Israel Real Estate Prices Sociodemographic Aspects

Authors: Erez Cohen
Comments: 21 Pages.

The conspicuous rise in Israel’s housing prices from 2008 to date, after the stable prices in the early 2000s, has raised concerns of a property bubble in the Israeli economy. The grave effects of real estate bubbles that emerged in various countries around the world throughout history and led to severe long-term economic crises within the country and elsewhere add to the concern about such occurrences in the Israeli economy. This article focuses on the current effects of the real estate bubble on Israeli society at the preliminary stage, and examines the sociodemographic implications of Israel’s rise in housing prices and its impact on several social parameters, such as the average number of members in a household, Israel’s residential density, age at marriage, the extent of emigration from the country among the young, the population’s spread to peripheral areas, the inequality index, and more.
Category: Social Science

[534] viXra:1812.0093 [pdf] submitted on 2018-12-05 11:09:19

New Creative Approaches in Social Sciences

Authors: D. Vlad, A. Iorgulescu, M. Marcu, A. C. Stoian
Comments: 180 Pages.

[The Proceedings of CIL 2018: Fifth Edition of International Conference of Humanities and Social Sciences - Creativity, Imaginary, Language, Craiova, Romania, 24-25 May 2018 (www.cilconference.ro)]
Category: Social Science

[533] viXra:1811.0241 [pdf] submitted on 2018-11-15 08:14:59

The Papakonstantinidis Win/Win/Win Bargaining Model

Authors: Stephen I. Ternyik
Comments: 10 Pages.

Interview on collective bargaining with Leonidas A. Papakonstantinidis
Category: Social Science

[532] viXra:1811.0153 [pdf] submitted on 2018-11-09 08:46:53

Haz[otea] Project. an Estimate of Rooftops' Potential for Increasing Urban Sustainability and Suggestions for Maximizing This Potential by Normative Regulation

Authors: Ricardo Alvira
Comments: 77 Pages.

An estimation using Meta[S] model [Alvira, 2017] of expected impact on urban sustainability of 15 possible uses of available rooftop space in Madrid neighbourhood Palos de Moguer. The results allow suggesting some guidelines that should be incorporated in any future rooftop regulation.
Category: Social Science

[531] viXra:1811.0131 [pdf] submitted on 2018-11-08 21:01:26

The Manifestation of a Conventional Mosaic

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 5 Pages.

That is difficult to spot.
Category: Social Science

[530] viXra:1811.0109 [pdf] submitted on 2018-11-08 00:40:10

No Legislative Power and the Jimmy Carter Era

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 1 Page.

Gridlock and quiet mayhem.
Category: Social Science

[529] viXra:1810.0267 [pdf] submitted on 2018-10-18 05:07:57

3 Cs, 3 Ps, and 3 Rs; 3 Sets of 3

Authors: Salvatore Gerard Micheal
Comments: 5 Pages.

a guide to good parenting, effective team management and efficient project management
Category: Social Science

[528] viXra:1810.0235 [pdf] submitted on 2018-10-16 04:12:20

S.soundararajan Attended Hon'ble Vice President's Educational Functions

Authors: S. Soundararajan
Comments: 13 Pages. NA

On 10th October, 2018, Hon'ble Vice President of India attended an educational function at Pollachi. Sivasamy Soundararajan attented that function.
Category: Social Science

[527] viXra:1810.0159 [pdf] submitted on 2018-10-10 07:14:40

The Analysis of Public Space Design in Metropolitan Hospital Based on ‘healthy Landscape’ Concept

Authors: OUYANG Lan, CHENG Zhe, WANG Zhen
Comments: 9 Pages.

As a special type of public building, the hospital is a place to provide medical treatment for patients and assist patients to recover as soon as possible. The public space of the hospital is based on the overall planning of the city, with a special type of community-based external environment. Based on the hospital's rehabilitation functional requirements, its external space environment also needs to start from the concept of rehabilitation health and to guide its external space environment design practice with this concept. Based on the concept of healthy landscape, this paper analyzes and summarizes the problems faced by the design of the external space environment of hospitals in China today, and clarifies the role of the concept of healthy landscape in the design of the external space environment of hospitals, and the author attempts to propose the design and build strategies towards the external space environment of hospitals with the goal of a better healthy environment.
Category: Social Science

[526] viXra:1810.0076 [pdf] submitted on 2018-10-05 12:47:51

JUUL Madness

Authors: Max A Zimmerman
Comments: 3 Pages. This article is important for students from a prospective of another student

This article highlights the consequences and addictive nature of the trending JUUL devices. This article responded to an article arguing the benefits of vaping devices. JUUL and other nicotine vaporizer companies are making it extremely easy for children and teens addicted to nicotine. There must be a change in marketing and accessibility of these products in relation to the appeal to children and students.
Category: Social Science

[525] viXra:1810.0030 [pdf] submitted on 2018-10-02 07:12:23

Photo Proofs for the Social Services of Sivasamy Soundararajan

Authors: Sivasamy Soundararajan
Comments: 15 Pages. NA

In this posting, Photo proofs for the social services of Sivasamy Soundararajan has been given
Category: Social Science

[524] viXra:1810.0001 [pdf] submitted on 2018-10-01 03:00:58

Soild Proofs for the Social Services of Sivasamy Soundararajan

Authors: Sivasamy Soundararajan
Comments: 45 Pages. NA

In this paper, some solid evidences for the social services carried out by ivasamy Soundararajan have been given.
Category: Social Science

[523] viXra:1809.0502 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-25 02:02:33

Which Infrastructure for Which Forest Function? Analyzing the Multifunctionality Through the Social-Ecological System Framework

Authors: Mojtaba Houballah, Jean-Denis Mathias, Thomas Cordonnier
Comments: 30 Pages.

Landscapes are subjected to ecological and socio-economic forces of change, interacting in complex ways. To cope with these changes, landscape planning of natural resource management consists of integrating socio-cultural, ecological, and economic considerations in an analytic and systemic way. In this vein, social-ecological systems (SES) frameworks have been developed to help in analyzing key factors that derive the dynamics of such complex adaptive systems. For forests, multi-functional management, which also highlights the ecological and the socio-economic roles of forests for society, has become a central objective for several European countries (e.g. France, Italy, Germany). However, tools and conceptual approaches related to SES frameworks that enable us to understand the mechanisms behind such management approaches are still lacking. This study adopts Ostrom’s SES framework and Anderies robustness framework to highlight how forestry institutions affect forest ecosystem, forest functions, and social arrangements. As an illustration, we apply our analysis to the Quatre-Montagne forest, located in the South-East of France, where multifunctional forest management is a major objective. We first consider the SES framework to construct a diagnosis of the Quatre-Montagne forest specifying the first-tier and second-tier variables. From this analysis, we highlight the importance of physical/social infrastructures in shaping the interactions between components of the SES. We outline that the robustness framework, developed by Anderies, serves to better explain management options of an ecologically-based SES. We discuss implications, based on our infrastructure analysis, which can be used when establishing management design for efficient forest management.
Category: Social Science

[522] viXra:1809.0477 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-22 07:37:41

More and More Evidences for the Social Services of Sivasamy Soundararajan

Authors: Sivasamy Soundararajan
Comments: 14 Pages. NA

In this article, More and more evidences for the social services of Sivasamy Soundararajan
Category: Social Science

[521] viXra:1809.0476 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-22 07:39:42

Greetings for Sivasamy Soundararajan

Authors: Somebody
Comments: 03 Pages. NA

In this brief report, three important greetings offered to SS has been posted.
Category: Social Science

[520] viXra:1809.0461 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-21 09:40:43

Some More Important Evidences for the Social Services of S. Soundararajan

Authors: S. Soundararajan
Comments: 59 Pages. NA

In this articles, some more concrete evidences for the asocial services of Sivasamy Soundararajan have been elaborately given.
Category: Social Science

[519] viXra:1809.0443 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-19 07:45:27

Collected Social Services of Sivasamy Soundararajan

Authors: Sivasamy Soundararajan
Comments: 07 Pages. NA

In this brief article, the collected social services done by Soundararajan Sivasamy has been explained.
Category: Social Science

[518] viXra:1809.0342 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-16 08:31:39

Genealogy and the Vedic Timescale

Authors: Sai Venkatesh Balasubramanian
Comments: 12 Pages.

Vedic timescales are explored. Manvantaras correspond to DNA Haplogroups.
Category: Social Science

[517] viXra:1809.0330 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-17 02:10:37

Aliens

Authors: A.I.Somsikov
Comments: 2 Pages. -

Impossibility to imagine psychology of aliens
Category: Social Science

[516] viXra:1809.0300 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-14 12:27:46

Addiction of Slavery

Authors: Deep Jyoti Dutta
Comments: 5 Pages.

This note is about the true love for humanity and civilization.
Category: Social Science

[515] viXra:1809.0252 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-13 02:43:52

Collision of Opinions

Authors: A.I.Somsikov
Comments: 2 Pages. -

Problem of opposition of any solid group and some TURNCOAT.
Category: Social Science

[514] viXra:1809.0251 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-13 02:54:01

Tolerance Limits

Authors: A.I.Somsikov
Comments: 3 Pages. -

Understanding of tolerance in the West and in Russia
Category: Social Science

[513] viXra:1809.0239 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-11 16:09:02

维利里奥论“义肢”

Authors: 郑兴
Comments: 17 Pages.

维利里奥从“义肢”与“身体”的关系出发,指出“义肢”所带来的种种负面效应:人类逐渐依附于义肢,使得自己对外部世界的直接体验逐步被义肢化的间接体验所侵蚀。这其中,义肢发展到今日,已不单单是传统的手工工具、以及汽车、飞机这样携带着“相对速度”的移动载具,更加值得我们关注的是,已经实现“绝对速度”传导和实现“远程控制”的网络义肢,以及已经觊觎身体内部的内侵式义肢,它们所带来的种种效应更为极端,使得我们所居住的“地域身体”的外部空间和自身动物身体的“内部空间”遭到持续的控制和侵占。不过,与维利里奥相对的是,斯蒂格勒则认为,“义肢”和“身体”并不存在非此即彼的对立关系,而他的隐忧是:今日的种种“义肢”正在被整合到全球资本主义秩序中,一种新的“知识无产化”使无产者被更深层次、更为隐秘地剥削。
Category: Social Science

[512] viXra:1809.0238 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-11 16:17:49

保罗·维利里奥论当代艺术

Authors: 郑兴
Comments: 10 Pages.

战争是维利里奥关心的核心议题,他对当代艺术提出的批评,是基于他对战争问题的洞察:两次“世界大战”之后,当代艺术决然不能独善其身,而是必然会在各种作品中留下艺术家对于战争的回应。这其中,令维利里奥的不能接受的是,对身体的觊觎和入侵,竟然在一些当代艺术家的作品中复现。这种对身体的戕害更多地是为了迎合当代的视听技术激增的语境,成为确认自身先锋性的手段:今天,艺术观赏者大多只会耽溺于“真实细节”的过量供应,被“即现”之中的话题制造和情绪煽动而吸引。通过“再现”与观者达成默契已然极为艰难。
Category: Social Science

[511] viXra:1809.0237 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-11 16:30:30

维利里奥论海湾战争

Authors: 郑兴
Comments: 15 Pages.

海湾战争对维利里奥来说是真正意义上的第一场现代战争,它完美地演绎了维利里奥的“知觉后勤”的理论,战争中被大规模应用种种的信息技术和卫星技术,标志着“知觉后勤”不再只是当代战争的辅助手段,而是已经从根本上决定了战争的胜负走向。这场战争还是人类第一次通过电视直播让全球观众实时见证大规模军事行动,但这并不能让我们欢呼新闻自由的进步,而只是意味着,美国在发动一种新型战争的同时,也在操作一种新的“影像政治”。我们也看到,新的技术语境下,维利里奥的“消失美学”的概念也在当代战争获得了新的呈现。与此同时,我们通过引入鲍德里亚对海湾战争的论述,进一步凸显了维利里奥与鲍德里亚二者理论背景的差异,这样的比照有助于丰富我们对于这场战争的理解。
Category: Social Science

[510] viXra:1809.0150 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-07 21:20:01

Delirium of the American Presidency

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 6 Pages.

A turning point in modern American political history.
Category: Social Science

[509] viXra:1809.0147 [pdf] submitted on 2018-09-08 01:26:09

The Twelve Monkeys at Stony Brook University

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 5 Pages.

A psychological profile and assessment.
Category: Social Science

[508] viXra:1808.0625 [pdf] submitted on 2018-08-28 11:20:32

Fund the Transition!

Authors: Lymeng Chi
Comments: 4 Pages.

Realizing that fossil fuel projects are harmful to lives on earth, so switching to energy production in a more sustainable and renewable way is a must for country to adopt. Therefore, how does government shift funding from fossil fuel projects to renewable energy model is a real question that got me thinking.
Category: Social Science

[507] viXra:1808.0585 [pdf] submitted on 2018-08-26 02:37:20

Stop New Fossil Fuel Projects!

Authors: Lymeng Chi
Comments: 5 Pages.

Fossil fuel projects are harmful to the wellness of the environment, and thus their implementation should be reconsidered. This article is about the new fossil fuel project my country is implementing and why it should be stopped.
Category: Social Science

[506] viXra:1808.0223 [pdf] submitted on 2018-08-17 02:50:23

Statistics of Psychological Observations: an Introduction for Cocky Beach Girls.

Authors: Johan Noldus
Comments: 2 Pages.

In order to further dessiminate my work on psychological interactions, we describe situations in real life which are prone to quantum mechanical effects. The cocky beach girls have now the opportunity to test such important things in life.
Category: Social Science

[505] viXra:1808.0137 [pdf] submitted on 2018-08-10 09:58:59

保罗·维利里奥论网络交互

Authors: 郑兴
Comments: 13 Pages.

维利里奥基于他自身的身体现象学视角,向我们指出,当今的实时网络制造出一种新的“近缘”,即脱离了真实空间的“电磁近缘”。它颠倒了我们的社群体验,我们开始疏远身边人,却开始和赛博空间中的远方人更加“亲近”。这种“颠倒”不单单是在视听层面和情感交流层面,更加介入了我们的身体层面:借助于联结身体的种种工具而形成的“网络性爱”就是最为极端的呈现。当我们的社群体验被颠倒,我们所居住的空间中的政治生态也就被改变了。以往的政治是和生活在同一真实空间的人们共同做出讨论与抉择,而在基于网络的实时传输的“元城政治”中,人们不过是通过手机和电脑的屏幕做出了政治选择。正是这种意义上,维利里奥的警告值得我们深思。当然,限于写作时代和自身思想背景的原因,在网络文化中出现的一些新的动向,未能为维利里奥所捕捉到,故而我们仍然需要参照基尔特等当代学者的视角,对维利里奥的理论做出一定的补充和商榷。
Category: Social Science

[504] viXra:1808.0025 [pdf] submitted on 2018-08-03 10:26:28

Effects, History, and Reason of Immigration from Central America to Large us Cities

Authors: Sayyad Farajov
Comments: 6 Pages.

As it is known by everyone, US is one of the main immigration centers, and historically it has been the center for immigration as well. After WWII, most immigrants which are immigrating to the US are from Central America. This review displays the history, reasons, and effects of immigration processes from Central America to large US cities. According to pieces of literature which are reviewed, people of continents which immigrated to the US changed historically, and system which regulates immigration processes changed and improved a lot, but still, there are some problems waiting for a solution. Security and political situation are the main reasons why people from Central America are immigrating, not because of the economic situation. Even though, hundreds of thousands of people migrating every year to the US, they have been only minor effects on city culture because of a power of Americanization. However, their economic effects are huge, and it could be more positive if there is responsive and attentive city administration.
Category: Social Science

[503] viXra:1807.0009 [pdf] submitted on 2018-07-01 03:51:12

Risk Level of Viet Nam Real Estate Industry Under Financial Leverage During and After the Global Crisis 2007-2009

Authors: Dinh Tran Ngoc Huy
Comments: 33 Pages. Published in The Hellenic Open Business Administration Journal; https://hobajournal.wordpress.com/

After the financial crisis 2007-2009, this paper evaluates the impacts of external financing on market risk for the listed firms in the Viet nam real estate industry. First, by using quantitative and analytical methods to estimate asset and equity beta of total 45 listed companies in Viet Nam real estate industry with a proper traditional model, we found out that the beta values, in general, for many institutions are acceptable. Second, under 3 different scenarios of changing leverage (in 2011 financial reports, 30% up and 20% down), we recognized that the risk level, measured by equity and asset beta mean, decreases (0,348) when leverage increases to 30% and it increases (0,385) if leverage decreases down to 20%. Third, by changing leverage in 3 scenarios, we recognized the dispersion of risk level, measured by equity beta var, increases if the leverage increases to 30%. And the asset beta var value is quite small, showing leverage efficiency. Finally, this paper provides some outcomes that could provide companies and government more evidence in establishing their policies in governance.
Category: Social Science

[502] viXra:1806.0107 [pdf] submitted on 2018-06-08 17:03:41

Refutation of Heider Inspired International Relation Theory © Copyright 2018 by Colin James III All Rights Reserved.

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 1 Page. © Copyright 2018 by Colin James III All rights reserved. info@cec-servcies dot com

Heider's social theory and the subsequent coherent theorem of Fabian Schang are logically refuted. The hedgemon does not act as a demiurge of the world.
Category: Social Science

[501] viXra:1805.0176 [pdf] submitted on 2018-05-08 06:27:39

Measuring the Gender Gap

Authors: Ricardo Alvira
Comments: 12 Pages.

The present working paper proposes a different characterization of the Gender pay gap which provides much more accurate understanding of the different opportunities for each gender the pay estructure implies.
Category: Social Science

[500] viXra:1805.0175 [pdf] submitted on 2018-05-08 06:29:10

Medir la Brecha de Genero

Authors: Ricardo Alvira
Comments: 12 Pages.

El texto revisa la caracterización matemática de la Brecha de remuneración entre hombres y mujeres.
Category: Social Science

[499] viXra:1805.0051 [pdf] submitted on 2018-05-01 07:00:40

A Chimerical Enterprise

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 5 Pages.

Overreaching itself in planning and decision-making.
Category: Social Science

[498] viXra:1804.0486 [pdf] submitted on 2018-04-29 14:50:41

Society: Analysis and Challenges of Present Day Nepal

Authors: Arjun Dahal
Comments: 6 Pages.

Society is one of the intangible needs of humans, for humans, since their very dawn have been a social animal. Through this article, we have attempted to analyze the social aspects of current day Nepal, and have made a humble attempt to categorize the major challenges faced by current day Nepal under 4 major headings.
Category: Social Science

[497] viXra:1803.0717 [pdf] submitted on 2018-03-29 21:00:11

A Phenomenological Comparison

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 1 Page.

An absurd theatric.
Category: Social Science

[496] viXra:1803.0293 [pdf] submitted on 2018-03-20 23:59:49

The Hitchhikers' Guide to Reading and Writing Health Research

Authors: Arindam Basu
Comments: 33 Pages. 33

In this paper, we introduce the concepts of critically reading research papers and writing of research proposals and reports. Research methods is a general term that includes the processes of observation of the world around the researcher, linking background knowledge with foreground questions, drafting a plan of collection of data and framing theories and hypotheses, testing the hypotheses, and finally, drafting or writing the research to evoke new knowledge. These processes vary with the themes and disciplines that the researcher engages in; nevertheless, common motifs can be found. In this paper, we propose three methods are interlinked: a deductive reasoning process where the structure of the thought can be captured critically; an inductive reasoning method where the researcher can appraise and generate generalisable ideas from observations of the world; and finally, abductive reasoning method where the world can be explained or the phenomena observed can be explained or be accounted for. This step or reasoning is also about framing theories, testing and challenging established knowledge or finding best theories and how theories best fit the observations. We start with a discussion of the different types of statements that one can come across in any scholarly literature or even in lay or semi-serious literature, appraise them, and identify arguments from non-arguments, and explanations from non-explanations. Then we outline three strategies to appraise and identify reasonings in explanations and arguments. We end with a discussion on how to draft a research proposal and a reading/archiving strategy of research.
Category: Social Science

[495] viXra:1803.0222 [pdf] submitted on 2018-03-16 01:01:57

Русь изначальная. Тартария.

Authors: Alexander I. Dubinyansky, Pavel Churlyaev.
Comments: 5 Pages. dubinyansky@mail.ru

Изложена краткая история России. Новый взгляд.
Category: Social Science

[494] viXra:1803.0206 [pdf] submitted on 2018-03-14 20:16:57

Stephen W. Hawking's Grand Legacy

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 5 Pages.

Live on...
Category: Social Science

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[76] viXra:1910.0196 [pdf] replaced on 2019-10-13 06:22:03

The Split-Collective Consciousness of the Contemporary Modernist Dystopian Reality

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 3 Pages.

The split-collective psyche is indicative of a macrocosm that cannot -- in any factual formulation, distinguish between a modernist dystopia and a utopian paradise.
Category: Social Science

[75] viXra:1908.0532 [pdf] replaced on 2019-09-19 04:23:16

How to Get Rid of a Debt Based Money System

Authors: Ivo Van Der Rijt
Comments: 5 Pages.

Solution on how to get rid of money.
Category: Social Science

[74] viXra:1908.0532 [pdf] replaced on 2019-09-17 07:21:44

How to Get Rid of a Debt Based Money System

Authors: Ivo Van Der Rijt
Comments: 4 Pages.

Solution on how to get rid of money.
Category: Social Science

[73] viXra:1908.0532 [pdf] replaced on 2019-09-01 02:24:39

How to Get Rid of a Debt Based Money System

Authors: Ivo Van Der Rijt
Comments: 3 Pages.

Solution on how to get rid of money.
Category: Social Science

[72] viXra:1908.0532 [pdf] replaced on 2019-08-29 11:05:14

How to Get Rid of a Debt Based Money System

Authors: Ivo Van Der Rijt
Comments: 2 Pages.

Solution on how to get rid of money.
Category: Social Science

[71] viXra:1908.0494 [pdf] replaced on 2019-08-30 08:56:33

The Meditation Ethic and the Spirit of Inclusive Capitalism

Authors: James Richard Marra
Comments: 56 Pages.

This article provides a Marxian explanation of the functionality of employer-sponsored employee meditation programs (EMP) within the capitalist modes and social relations of production within the finance, technology, and electronics sector (FTE) of finance-monopoly capitalism (FMC). While employing “hard-core” concepts within the Marxian critique, it also relies upon Paul A. Baran’s, Paul M. Sweezy’s, and John Bellamy Foster’s explication of FMC to motivate its macroeconomic orientation. It also relies on the work of Thorstein Veblen to demonstrate how EMPs manifest an interpenetration of production and marketing that typifies FMC. The work of Max Weber influences its account of the social relations of production, as it relies heavily upon demographic data regarding worker socialization. The fields of social anthropology, human physiology and psychology, accounting science, and business analysis, engineering, and ergonomics provide relevant evidence for claims made in this study. Its methodology applies Peter Corning’s concept of “synergy” within the functional explanatory schema of Robert Cummins, both of which having significant implications within the social sciences. It also seeks to satisfy Peter Achinstein’s requirement for “positive evidentiary relevance,” as evidence is employed in the formulation and testing of scientific hypotheses; and to gain explanatory value by realizing characteristics of “good” scientific theories developed by Thomas S. Kuhn. Its broad scope provides a fruitfulness that encourages further research. Areas for further study include the implications of EMPs regarding David Harvey’s analysis of capitalist accumulation by dispossession, and emerging operational aspects of FMC. It encourages further research centering on the "wellness" and "self-care" industries, and the ethical values the FTE sector exploits to market products and to transform the social consciousness within the capitalist superstructure. EMPs represent a functional thread that connects worker socialization to production and marketing, and more broadly to the advance of FMC. Synergies between the productive base and the social superstructure serve the systemic tendency of capitalism to expand into new resource and market externalities. EMPs assist capitalist productive, organizational, and marketing requirements by exploiting one such externality: the cognitive abilities and dispositions of workers.
Category: Social Science

[70] viXra:1908.0290 [pdf] replaced on 2019-08-17 00:37:36

The Introduction of the Einstein Model of a Solid to Analytical Psychology.

Authors: Theodoros Aliferis
Comments: 8 Pages.

If we intend to bridge physics and psychology one of the shortest paths is through Thermodynamics and Analytical Psychology (AP). That is because in AP both the First and the Second Law of Thermodynamics, are well defined (Principle of Equivalence, Principle of Entropy). There are not too many thermodynamic models. As a result our choices are limited. The Einstein model of a Solid (ES) is a thermodynamic model with applications in thermodynamics, quantum statistics and solid state physics. I intend to show that the ES is a suitable model to bridge thermodynamics and theoretical AP. The approach I follow is an attempt to match the abstract entities of AP to those of the ES. I also attempt to prove that the conditions on which the ES is based, agree with AP. Finally I attempt to solve a crucial paradox met in theoretical AP, but not explained yet. The results of this paper could be summarized as follows: I prove that a match between the abstract entities of AP and those of the ES can be achieved. I prove that two of the conditions, on which the ES is based, are clearly met in AP. I meet no conflict between the rest of the conditions of the ES and the theory of AP. Finally I explain and solve the paradox. The Conclusions/Significance of this research is that I introduce algebraic expressions in AP. Additionally, I help both the practitioner and theorist of AP as any improved theory would. Keywords: Einstein solid, Analytical psychology, Entropy.
Category: Social Science

[69] viXra:1907.0110 [pdf] replaced on 2019-07-08 18:15:00

On the Democratic Party on Both Ends

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 2 Pages.

They're that bad...
Category: Social Science

[68] viXra:1906.0090 [pdf] replaced on 2019-06-09 09:49:55

Refutation of the Simulation Argument and Incompleteness of Information

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 1 Page. © Copyright 2019 by Colin James III All rights reserved. Respond to author by email only: info@cec-services dot com. See updated abstract at ersatz-systems.com.

The equation for Bayesian analysis is not tautologous, thereby refuting the conjecture and relegating it to a non tautologous fragment of the universal logic VŁ4.
Category: Social Science

[67] viXra:1905.0031 [pdf] replaced on 2019-05-06 04:05:34

The Ancient Philosophers

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 3 Pages.

They're ancient history...
Category: Social Science

[66] viXra:1904.0490 [pdf] replaced on 2019-04-26 20:22:37

The American-Zealot

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 2 Pages.

Sacrificing the lower spectrum of American class-ridden consciousness.
Category: Social Science

[65] viXra:1902.0153 [pdf] replaced on 2019-03-27 11:52:24

Who was Madame Calment?

Authors: Philip Gibbs
Comments: 11 Pages.

Jeanne Calment is said to have died at 122 years old in 1997, holding the record for the oldest validated person who ever lived. However doubts have been raised that in fact her daughter Yvonne may have made an identity switch in 1934. In this discussion document I look at what new evidence may be sought to settle the question of her authenticity. In particular I propose that a test for autozygosity in the DNA of Mme Calment would distinguish Jeanne from Yvonne.
Category: Social Science

[64] viXra:1902.0153 [pdf] replaced on 2019-03-11 10:53:51

Who was Madame Calment?

Authors: Philip Gibbs
Comments: 11 Pages.

Jeanne Calment is said to have died at 122 years old in 1997, holding the record for the oldest validated person who ever lived. However doubts have been raised that in fact her daughter Yvonne may have made an identity switch in 1934. In this discussion document I look at what new evidence may be sought to settle the question of her authenticity. In particular I propose that a test for autozygosity in the DNA of Mme Calment would distinguish Jeanne from Yvonne.
Category: Social Science

[63] viXra:1902.0137 [pdf] replaced on 2019-02-08 11:59:25

Right Decision-Making and Liberal Centrism

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 7 Pages.

A misleading self-image of liberal centrism.
Category: Social Science

[62] viXra:1901.0404 [pdf] replaced on 2019-01-27 18:48:01

Refutation of the Algorithm to Generate Preference Profiles

Authors: Colin James III
Comments: 2 Pages. © Copyright 2019 by Colin James III All rights reserved. Respond to author by email only at: info@ersatz-systems dot com. See website ersatz-systems.com . (We warn troll Mikko at Disqus to read the article four times before hormonal typing.)

We evaluate six equations of the proposed algorithm to generate preference profiles. None is tautologous, hence refuting the proposal.
Category: Social Science

[61] viXra:1901.0384 [pdf] replaced on 2019-01-27 05:43:51

Transforming Candidate and Parties Cardinal Ratings Into Weak Preference Orderings

Authors: Ricardo Alvira
Comments: 107 Pages. Communication at XV Meeting Spanish Social Choice Network, REES

An easy procedure is explained for converting usually accesible statistical information on voters preferences, into an aggregated citizenship preference profile. Two regional elections recently held in Spain are modelled, and results are reviewed in terms of voting paradoxes and statistical correlation with collective preference.
Category: Social Science

[60] viXra:1901.0383 [pdf] replaced on 2019-01-27 05:38:01

Transformación de Valoraciones Numéricas de Candidatos Y Partidos en órdenes Débiles de Preferencia

Authors: Ricardo Alvira
Comments: 107 Pages. Comunicacion en XV encuentro de la Red Espanola de Eleccion Social, REES

Se explica un procedimiento sencillo para convertir información estadística generalmente accesible sobre las preferencias de los votantes, en un perfil de preferencia agregado de la ciudadanía. Se modelizan dos elecciones regionales celebradas recientemente en España, y los resultados se revisan en términos de paradojas de votación y correlación estadística con la preferencia colectiva.
Category: Social Science

[59] viXra:1809.0342 [pdf] replaced on 2018-09-23 02:09:08

Genealogy and the Vedic Timescale

Authors: Sai Venkatesh Balasubramanian
Comments: 16 Pages.

Vedic timescales are explored. Manvantaras correspond to DNA Haplogroups.
Category: Social Science

[58] viXra:1809.0342 [pdf] replaced on 2018-09-17 22:46:00

Genealogy and the Vedic Timescale

Authors: Sai Venkatesh Balasubramanian
Comments: 15 Pages.

Vedic timescales are explored. Manvantaras correspond to DNA Haplogroups.
Category: Social Science

[57] viXra:1809.0147 [pdf] replaced on 2018-09-12 18:20:18

The Twelve Monkeys at Stony Brook University

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 9 Pages.

A psychological profile and assessment.
Category: Social Science

[56] viXra:1808.0223 [pdf] replaced on 2018-09-10 06:29:43

Statistics of Psychological Observations: an Introduction for Cocky Beach Girls.

Authors: Johan Noldus
Comments: 2 Pages.

In order to further dessiminate my work on psychological interactions, we describe situations in real life which are prone to quantum mechanical effects. The cocky beach girls have now the opportunity to test such important things in life.
Category: Social Science

[55] viXra:1804.0486 [pdf] replaced on 2018-05-01 00:05:31

Society: Analysis and Challenges of Present Day Nepal

Authors: Arjun Dahal
Comments: 6 Pages.

Society is one of the intangible needs of humans, for humans since their very dawn have been a social animal. Through this article, we have attempted to analyze the social aspects of current day Nepal, and have made a humble attempt to categorize the major challenges faced by current day Nepal under 4 major headings.
Category: Social Science

[54] viXra:1803.0206 [pdf] replaced on 2018-03-18 20:27:50

Stephen W. Hawking's Grand Legacy

Authors: Miguel A. Sanchez-Rey
Comments: 8 Pages.

Main paper and foreword.
Category: Social Science