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Marcos Antonio Hernandez

Where Latin American author Marcos Antonio Hernandez turns the news into story ideas

April 26, 2018
a nuclear disaster was fictionalized a week before it happened?

There was a movie called The China Syndrome, starring Jane Fonda, that came out in 1979. It describes the aftermath of a nuclear meltdown and how parts of the reactor melted through the earth and all the way to China. What’s crazy about this, and what I never knew until I listened to Enlightment Now by […]

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April 24, 2018
an indigenous ritual was banned?

A potlatch was essentially a gift-giving feast common in the pacific northwest before a ban by the Canadian government made the practice illegal. Hearing this word in Enlightment Now by Steven Pinker immediately transported me back to a book I read when I was younger. It was about one man who went to live among, […]

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April 21, 2018
outposts in space are simple in theory?

There are multiple mentions of von Neumann probes in The Future of Humanity by Michio Kaku. This hypothetical probe could be the way that humans branch out into the stars. These self-replicating spacecrafts would go to a distant planet and use any raw materials present to generate copies of itself which could then be sent out […]

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April 19, 2018
a phrase exists about the timeliness of a perfect reply?

There is a French saying, L'esprit de l'escalier (the wit of the staircase) that means to think of the perfect reply too late. Made me think of the Simpson’s episode where the perfect comeback hits Marge as she drives away from the gas station. I believe it was from the episode where she buys a […]

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April 17, 2018
entropy will get in the way of immortality?

The Second law of thermodynamics states that the overall entropy of the system increases over time. Entropy is, more or less, energy dispersal. It is the reason a glass of ice water will eventually reach the same temperature of the room around it. In his book Enlightment Now, Steven Pinker uses this law to claim […]

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