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What is the relationship between age and creativity?
Einstein received the Noble Prize for research developed in his early twenties. Cervantes wrote his Don Quixote in his late fifties. ..
The authors are miss-written. The correct reference of this manuscript is: Chávez-Mendez, C., Salgado-Cervantes, M.A., Waliszewski-Kubiak, K.N., Garcia-Alvarado, M.A. (1998). Fitting cassava drying kinetic with a high order equation. Drying Technology, 16 (1&2), 323-331. What I must to do for to correct and to assign to my profile?
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We are professors at UAM (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana) in Mexico and we do research in Software Engineering. We ask you for help in our current research project. It would be very valuable to us. We would like you to answer a short questionnaire (anonymously) taking about 5 to 10 minutes. The link to the questionare is
https://goo.gl/forms/RUjWktXaulPx0vet1 Wishing so much that you have the availability to collaborate in this study, we send you warm greetings from Mexico. Sincerely Dr. María Gómez, Dr. Jorge Cervantes and Dr. Abel García.
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In Topography and General History of Algiers (written in 1580, published in 1612), in the last treaty, Marabouts Dialogue, Antonio Manutius aka Hassan Pacha Veneziano reveals he notes everything, most probably using the classification encrypted system of Vaticano Library, that also appears in its marginalias. He also explains why he bought Miguel de Cervantes at the slave market: because other slaves revealed him he was also noting everything. Antonio Manutius, that was a slave translater from young for his family, knew the power of configured groups.
I really tried hard to understand what authors wanted to say, and that's the way, by a careful reading of the only original left -kept in Biblioteca de Catalunya-, I discovered their identities. It was almost a puzzle, with different pieces in the 5 treaties that compose Topography and General History of Algiers. My protocol is absolutely mine and very similar to the one I use researching in biology. Until doubts aren't solved, never let it go. I must admit without Internet it would have been impossible for me to resolve all those savant enigmas or even discover the authors. I do say the same Cervantes did: "Your wonderful knowledge made me admirable". I think translating that masterpiece had been the most formative experience I ever had in my life. But you, as 21st century researchers, how do you get that work?
At the turn of the XVIth century, the relations of Spain with the Maghreb were no longer those of military conquest, but of different "arrangements" that took into serious consideration the monetary/political aspect: un-official pacts with the ruling corsairs of the Barbary Coast (Berber lands), and "understanding" around subjects such as the captivity of Christians and the ransom money. Among these different "arrangements", there stands out the Spanish "take" of Larache, issue of Gongora's parody in the 3rd poem he dedicated to the subject (see Carreira's anthology of Gongora).
The "different arrangements" above mentioned applied also to England at the turn of the century. This assertion is supported by the decades of publications of Prof. Nabil Matar (Lebanon, Egypt, Cambridge, US universities). He has focused on the sub-theme of English Christian captives who converted to Islam ("Europe from Moslem Eyes"). In the last decade or so, he extended his research to Spanish captives in Barbary. We met in a conference's session and have lost contact ever since, but I follow his research, amazing, solid and admirably original. My focus is Spain though.
Cervantes was and is the most famous Christian captive (Anales Cervantinos, "Don Quijote y el oidor..."), and in the Quixote, he included a narrative version of his own captivity in Barbary ("The Captive's Story", in which he introduces the character of Zoraida, the mooress who organizes the scape from Algiers). I have, since then, re-focused my research, and in the last three years I have published on the cervantine character of the crypto-Christian mooress who helps the captive man (two articles approved for publication, in other "annals"). Furthermore, a more recent sub-topic of mine, is making me see that Cervantes was not alone in this Maghrebi experience of his. There was another famous Spanish captive who was also helped by a crypto-Christian 'mora'. I would like to know if any other scholar, Muslims specially but not necessarily, has dealt with this topic, on which there is basically no articles in the USA or Europe. I specialize in Modern Spanish Literature, but I have an M.A. in History.
"Workshop on Stock Assessment of Selected Species of Elasmobranchs in the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) area", 12-16 December 2011, in Brussels, Belgium
Objectives: "The main outcome of the meeting would be the Assessment of Stocks of selected species of elasmobranchs in the GFCM area. The workshop will consist of practical sessions preceded by introductory sessions of the suitability of the different available methods taking into consideration the peculiarities of chondrichthyans. (...)"
Registration: "The meeting is open to experts interested in the issues, however GFCM can cover only a restricted number of experts. Experts willing to apply for the funding coverage are kindly requested to provide together with the enclosed Registration Form: A short version of Curriculum vitae, a letter of interest specifying their field of expertise, and a description of the information they are going to provide."
Download Registration Form (zip/docx, 234.2 KB): http://www.faocopemed.org/pdf/events/Ev_11_12_12_RegForm_Workshop_Elasmobranchs_Brussels.zip
Local contact: Antonio Cervantes, European Commission / DG MARE, 1049-Brussels. Fax: + 322295.03.51, E-mail: Antonio.email@example.com
[SOURCE: http://sharkyear.com/category/shark-research 2011-11-05]
The well known proving method by "reductio ad absurdum" consists of deducing a false statement Q from a hypothesis P. Accordingly, from P => Q we obtain ~Q => ~P.
Sometimes this method is extended to paradoxes. That is to say, from a hypothesis P we deduce a paradox (Q <=> ~Q), and as a consequence P is rejected.
Notice that a paradox is neither false nor true. The negation of a false statement becomes true and vice versa. By contrast, the negation of a paradox becomes the same paradox. I think that paradoxical situations due to their nature to the construction method. Accordingly, they are independent from any axiom system.
To illustrate this topic consider the following paradox.
The well-know novel by Cervantes "Don Quijote", contains the next story.
In a small town, there was a bridge at the beginning of which a policeman ask each passerby which is his goal. If his answer is correct, nothing occurs. By contrast, if the answer is not correct, at the end of the bridge, an executioner must kill him.
Once upon a time, when the policeman asked a passerby for his goal, he answered: I am going to be killed by the executor.
Indeed, if the executor kills him, then his answer is true, and he must not be killed. By contrast, if the executor does not kill him, then his answer is false, and he must be killed.
Which are the inconsistent axioms in this case? Have we to deduce that bridges do not exist? Maybe, do not exist policemen or executioners? Maybe, do not exist either answers or questions?