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The builder versus hunter/gatherer hypothesis

On 28 June 2023, a scientific article caused breaking news: The Myth of Man the Hunter: Women’s contribution to the hunt across ethnographic contexts. The article fitted well in (gender) discussions on men vs women. The outcome was simple: early women were hunters as well. Usually, computer games show simple societies: from hunter/gatherer towards builders &...

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Geopolitics

The oldest (known) city is some 11,000 years old (ie, Damascus). The oldest (known) country is some 2,500 years old, being: San Marino (301 BCE), or Japan (660 BCE) or China (221 BCE). See 2020 ThoughtCo. article. Much more recent is geopolitics, which (probably) started with WW I (1914-18). Geopolitics represents the global interconnectedness of Politics, one of...

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Ancient Apocalypse (Graham Hancock / Netflix)

Finally, I've watched all eight episodes of Graham Hancock's documentary series Ancient Apocalypse at Netflix. For people who are new to Graham Hancock's storytelling, this Netflix series is either (very) interesting or pseudoscience. I prefer the first, despite Hancock's rather annoying habits. I suppose my interest in ancient history was reignited when I visited...

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Ancient origins

In 1995, Graham Hancock published his book Fingerprints of the Gods, which "has been translated into 27 languages and is estimated to have sold five million copies around the world." About a decade later, I received it from my then neighbours. That book raised my curiosity on ancient history. Hancock's rather annoying way of storytelling is still the same in his...

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Gerontocracy and demographics

Late June 2022, the Times published an article: How Britain became a gerontocracy. Its subtitle was: "The pensions boost is further proof that Britain is run for the benefit of the older generation — paid for by the young". My April 2019 blog had predicted this: The future Great Divide between generations. The cause appears to be quite simple: demographics and the...

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“Fact are facts.” Are they??

Last week, I received a reply to my Facebook post, in which I disputed the alleged neutrality of Dutch public broadcasting. The reply was: "Facts are facts." I asked him if he was aware of the views of Karl Popper (1902-1994) on this subject (eg, 1974 video). His response made clear that he was not. In the view of Karl Popper, facts are objective truths while...

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