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The Constitution, the Law of Laws

The Constitutional laws, or State Constitution, are those that constitute, institute or define the political organization of the State. These are Fundamental Laws of superior rank that limit the action of power. The leaders who establish the rules or who contribute to establish them can get rid of them more easily. When it is applied and it is a true Constitution-law, its application is not as rigorous as that of the Civil Code or that of the Penal Code. Read More

Like a Fish to Water

The incredible story of Francisco de la Vega Casar, The Fish Man of Liérganes, and the tragic legend of Pesce Cola (Nicholas Fish).

When an 18th century Benedictine monk, himself Professor of Theology, not only echoes but ends up publishing essays in which he writes about the existence of fish men, rescuing in detail two specific cases between the 13th and 17th centuries, one of them in Cantabria and the other in Sicily, and also discarding any supernatural explanation for the phenomenon, it is worth at least taking a look at those texts where both events are collected and narrated. Read More

The «Roof of the World»

The Himalayan mountain chain extends between the courses of the Indus and Brahmaputra rivers, in a length of 2,400 km and with a width that oscillates between 160 and 240 km. It is the only one in the world that has several peaks with an altitude higher than 8,000 meters. The highest of them is Mount Everest (8,848 meters). Read More

Political Parties or the Art of Getting the Elected Away From Their Voters

An essential institution of liberal regimes are political parties, which are born and develop at the same time as elections and representation. At first they appear as electoral commissions in charge of raising funds for the campaign and obtaining important patronages for its candidate. It’s also observed the birth, in the assemblies, of parliamentary groups of deputies of the same tendency for a common action, and that in a natural way produces the federation of their basic commissions, which originate the parties. Read More

'Westworld': Everything under Control?

Michael Crichton already warned us half a century ago, through cinema, of the dangers that lie in wait for human beings when they play at being gods, unleashing their creative hand. Westworld (1973), apart from being the first film to introduce computer-generated images in two dimensions, already advanced us in a certain way the concept of artificial intelligence… and its possible consequences. Read More

The Broomway, When the Tide Rises...

It was for centuries the only way to access Foulness Island, in the southwest of England. Sixteen kilometers out and back passable when the tide is low. It is The Broomway, an inescapable route in past times; an adrenaline rush for some, a tragic experience for others when the sea, the weather conditions and the firm of the path suddenly come together… Read More