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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Love, Knowledge & Power and zero-sum

My Thursday night was restless due to the upcoming full moon of 16 May. My mind kept wondering about zero-sum outcomes within the Love, Knowledge & Power domains of the 7 Belief systems. The Power domain always has a zero-sum outcome: one man's loss is another man's gain. How about the other two? The Love domain has various outcomes. For some, there is synergy...

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The Great Filter in civilizations: a conclusion

For a long time, I’ve wondered about the Great Filter in civilizations. Why do initial successful civilizations eventually fail? It also relates to the Fermi paradox: if there is any extraterrestrial civilization, why haven't they contacted us by now? All civilizations seem doomed to fail after their initial success; often for unknown reasons (eg, Cahokia, USA)....

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How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious Debate (WSJ)

The Wall Street Journal title: How Often Should You Shower? Celebrities Ignite a Ferocious DebateWSJ subtitle: Hollywood types including Jake Gyllenhaal, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher and Dax Shepard take a lax approach to hygiene, stoking a contentious uproar on how often one should bathe. It mirrors a similar discord in the medical community, and among everyday...

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The Next Decade Could Be Even Worse (the Atlantic)

Introductory note by LO: A highly recommended read that incorporates several, if not many, of my blog labels.  It claims to explain current violence (eg, 2021 storming of US Capitol). The same explanation would also be valid for the global anti-lockdown protests (eg, the Netherlands). The Atlantic title: The Next Decade Could Be Even Worse The Atlantic...

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The 7 Belief systems: from trialism to dualism to monism

The 7 Belief systems: from trialism to dualism to monism

China is an interesting study object, in very many ways. Recently, I wondered how China fits in my concept of trialism and dualism. Actually, it does not. When you flatten a triangle, a line will emerge (ie, dualism). When you shrink that line, a dot will emerge. That dot represents monism, which "attributes oneness or singleness to a concept e.g.,...

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A Sumerian tale starting 25,000 years ago (9)

Around 5,000 BC, the Sumerian civilization "suddenly" emerged in Mesopotamia (eg, Iraq). This event is probably related to mass migration from Africa, following extreme climate change events that took place between 13,000 BC and 5,000 BC. All global cultures refer to this 8,000 year period, and 120 meter (400 feet) global sea level rise, as the Great...

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