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Coulomb excitation of a radioactive nuclear beam: $^{8}$Li + Au

Abstract : Uneasiness in the media observed in time of world crisis has been illustrated by the communicative manipulation developed during the first Gulf War. We are bringing a matter for serious thought regarding a possible increase of this uneasiness with the outbreak of new religious stakes - and even new esoteric stakes. Recalling elements of History of Sciences, we are pointing to « the magical origins of technosciences », especially the links which have existed between occult sciences, hermeticism and experimental sciences at the birth of modern science. We are questioning the possibilities of mass manipulation allowed by projects combining various technological means (network of satellites equipped with lasers, electromagnetic plants, etc.) which enable to stage a real « world virtual reality show » likely to deceive large populations. Whereas esoteric popularization is increasing, we are underlining the importance of the spreading of esoteric themes in the culture particularly through television series and movies. Esoteric and religious discourses burst in the media with an increased frequency and intensity. We are raising the question of relations between the magic and religious world and the technological and scientific world : irrational beliefs and practices seem to surround technosciences, including the communication field.
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W. Liu, F.D. Becchetti, J. Brown, J. Janecke, D. Roberts, et al.. Coulomb excitation of a radioactive nuclear beam: $^{8}$Li + Au. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, American Physical Society, 1989, 34, pp.1807. ⟨in2p3-00005708⟩



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