Ramon Folch

PhD in biology, socioecologist, and President of ERF, Barcelona (Spain).

oasis

Oases are what they are, but the desert around them makes us perceive them as lavish. We live in a universe of mental oases and we do not give things the value they have, but the value we would like them to have.
0
miasma illustration large

The miasmas – a frightening name concealing a solid lack of knowledge – were supposed vapours carrying particles of «corrupted matter» that caused infectious diseases.
0

In late-Middle-Age Central European monasteries, nuns like Hildegard von Bingen rivaled monks in intellectual excellence.
0

Half a century after Kubrick’s futuristic metaphor, the mythical creation of Zarathustra survives and continues to be the cosmogonic core for some. This auditive start accompanying the sequence of a primate throwing a bone into the air as a first tool, thus starting the Anthropocene, became iconic.
0

The term Xylolithic is completely new. I am sure about it, because I just made it up. It means “made of wood and stone” (from Greek ξυλον [xýlon], “wood”, and λίθος [litos], “stone”).
0

[caption id="attachment_44023" align="alignleft" width="320"] Illustration: Anna Sanchis[/caption] When we were little, we knew the following by heart: A metre is the distance between two lines

0

Els piroclasts són fragments sòlids de roques volcàniques expulsats per la columna eruptiva. Els més lleugers poden arribar a milers de metres d’altura.
0
FOLCH-dinsweb

No animal is sedentary. All animals are migratory, that is what being an animal is about. Animals move because their existential strategy is based

0
111-87

«Someday all watches will be made this way.» This was the slogan used by Seiko in 1969 to market the

0
105-86_lat

Religion is usually a rational attempt to explain the incomprehensible. A rational one, based on available information, naturally. Of course, most religions are very

0