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  1. A Short History of the Discovery of Black Holes.Martin Braddock - 2021 - Studia Humana 10 (1):51-54.
    The concept of black holes or completely collapsed gravitational objects as they were originally called has fascinated the scientific community and writers of science fiction for centuries. The mathematical proof of the existence of black holes came from the collation of multiple lines of evidence, some of which were highly debated and was derived from both indirect and direct sources. The measurement of gravitational waves and the observation of a black hole represent one of the most astounding achievements in astrophysics (...)
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  2. The Sociology of Global Warming: A Scientometric Look.Riccardo Campa - 2021 - Studia Humana 10 (1):18-33.
    The theory of anthropogenic global warming enjoys considerable consensus among experts. It is widely recognized that global industrialization is producing an increase in the planet’s temperatures and causing environmental disasters. Still, there are scholars – although a minority – who consider groundless either the idea of global warming itself or the idea that it constitutes an existential threat for humanity. This lack of scientific unanimity ignites controversies in the political world, the mass media, and public opinion as well. Sociologists have (...)
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    Reply to Walter Block on Ethical Vegetarianism.Michael Huemer - 2021 - Studia Humana 10 (1):41-50.
    I address Walter Block’s recent criticisms of my book, Dialogues on Ethical Vegetarianism. Methodologically, Block relies too much on appeals to contentious and extreme assumptions. Substantively, most of his objections are irrelevant to the central issue of the book. Those that are relevant turn on false assumptions or lead to absurd consequences. In the end, Block’s claim to oppose suffering cannot be reconciled with his indifference to a practice that probably causes, every few years, more suffering than all the suffering (...)
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  4. Science and Religion Shift in the First Three Months of the Covid-19 Pandemic.Ziba Norman, Riccardo Campa, Christopher Corbally & Margaret Boone Rappaport - 2021 - Studia Humana 10 (1):1-17.
    The goal of this pilot study is to investigate expressions of the collective disquiet of people in the first months of Covid-19 pandemic, and to try to understand how they manage covert risk, especially with religion and magic. Four co-authors living in early hot spots of the pandemic speculate on the roles of science, religion, and magic, in the latest global catastrophe. They delve into the consolidation that should be occurring worldwide because of a common, viral enemy, but find little (...)
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  5. Theology in Times of Pandemic.Lluis Oviedo - 2021 - Studia Humana 10 (1):34-40.
    A question arises regarding theology and its functions when trying to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Surely Christian faith – along with other religions – can play a role in helping to deal with this crisis, both for individuals and collectively. Theology connects with the effort religious faith and Churches perform and provides models and ideas to highlight the Christian sense of what is happening, that is, in reference to a saving God. Four keys, rooted in the Christian tradition, are (...)
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