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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Is stupidity worse than evil??

Recently, I noticed a Big Think newsletter on the theory of stupidity by German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945). In his view, stupidity is worse than evil. Ironically, it was Nazi evil that took his life on 9 April 1945. Hence, I wonder if he would have changed his view - if he could. “Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may...

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Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Shows Time Isn’t on Putin’s Side (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg opinion title: Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Shows Time Isn’t on Putin’s Side Bloomberg opinion subtitle: Russia’s president is overestimating the weakness of Europe’s democracies and underestimating Ukraine’s willingness to fight. By: Leonid Bershidsky Date: 8 September 2022 "A battle for initiative is raging in southern and eastern Ukraine, and signs...

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Why are corona and Trump able to tear up families and friendships?

Several months ago, I was attacked - verbally - by someone I know well. At least, I thought I did. I thought we were even friends. Apparently, we are acquaintances - or less. Moreover, the attack came out of thin air - without any prior warning. The attack felt malicious. My trust in that person has gone. The subject of the attack relates to today's blog...

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Trust works better both ways

Many years ago, I entered into a situation in which someone wanted to have proof from me that I can be trusted. Reluctantly, I agreed to that demand. After some reflection on its underlying distrust, I decided to ask for similar proof from that person. That person disagreed. Things quickly escalated and ended badly. In my view, trust works better both ways....

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Does the coronavirus makes us believe in Science?

The left-wing magazine The New Republic triggered my mind with a recent article: It’s not enough to “believe science”. They disputed - and rightfully, in my opinion - the reasoning of science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson in his May 1 article in the magazine The New Yorker: “Do we believe in science? Go outside and you’ll see the...

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Ai No Corona

Ai No Corona

To date, the coronavirus has killed 3 Dutch men (ie, 86, 86, 82) and 1 woman (78). Women are much less likely to be hit by this virus, for reasons still unknown. Recently, I have been joking that this virus might be a divorced female with a vengeance. Considering the number of Trump's divorces, his age, and his disbelief in the virus, something must be happening...

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