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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Belief systems

You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar 

Recently, I was reminded of the above saying as I had a choice in my response: angry, cynical, or playing dumb. That choice also relates to my blog Choose your battles wisely. Moreover, a 2013 article in Foreign Policy argued that "There are many more ways to be a fool than there are to be a genius". Perhaps, I would have used vinegar if there had been a time...

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Consciousness, a known unknown

On 29 December 2022, Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant published an interesting interview on consciousness with Dutch cardiologist Pim van Lommel. In his view, "there is no life after death, but there is continuity of consciousness" (my translation). His opinion would imply that our Data-Info is conscious. On 16 January 2023, the Wall Street Journal published the...

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The micro to macro arrow: is growth irreversible?

Last week, a friend used an unfamiliar analogy. Once you're swimming in the deep pool (c.2.60m) then the children's pool (c.25cm) is no longer relevant. The inbetween pool (c.1.50m) is just nice to cool off. There appears to be a micro to macro arrow, next to the Arrow of Time (eg, Wiki). Why is the above relevant? I've been struggling with a question: how do you...

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Theory of Everything (3)

Last Thursday, I made the drawing below. Before, I did "see" the various dots but I wasn't able to connect these dots inside my mind. The house analogy suddenly dawned upon me, last Thursday. I'm pleased to present the result. In my view, it might well be my best accomplishment so far. My concept of the 7 Belief systems (eg, 2015 original and 2019 update) is a part...

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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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“It’s just not knowable”

On 14 December 2022, the Federal Reserve chairman stated that "it's just not knowable", when asked if inflation will cause a hard or soft recession in the economy (see transcript, p.17/23). His answer relates to Fitch's paradox of knowability: the existence of an unknown truth is unknowable. Notwithstanding the above, people do hold views on that economic recession...

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