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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Emotions vs Ratio

Space travel

The Universe is expanding. Each year, the (accelerating) distance to our Moon is "increasing at the rate of about 3.8 centimeters (1.5 inches) per year" (source). In the absence of (imaginary) faster than light space travel technology, planets that we can still see now, will then be too far away to visit. Notwithstanding the above, we are still planning new visits...

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Egalitarianism, a solution for human stupidity?

Many articles argue that human societies look a lot like ant colonies. Ants have a caste system which is similar to our job specialization. "The typical colony consists of one or more egg-laying queens, numerous sterile females (workers, soldiers) and, seasonally, many winged sexual males and females." (Wiki) There are much more ants than humans: one million...

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2022 Conceptual Framework

There has been a diagram on my desktop since July 24. My initial version was published on LinkedIn (link) in response to someone else's diagram that I viewed as invalid. My August 26 version below is a major update. However, the macro scope is so big that I have trouble seeing its (true) perspective. The above diagram is - partly - the result of a lingering question...

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Logical vs Rational

In several of my recent blogs, I used the words logical and rational without giving it much thought - initially. A Google search on examples of (il)logical and (ir)rational remained fruitless. Hence, I made a diagram myself. My diagram contains my usual suspects, being: Nassim Nicholas Taleb's distinction between (un)known (un)knowns;Karl Popper's distinction in...

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An anti-doom message

The world seems like a gloomy place right now. Moreover, it seems to be getting gloomier with each new day. A friend asked me to make a diagram plotting the attractiveness in time of our world for the "average" human being. He had already made such a diagram in his mind; it plateaued during 2000 to 2005. In my view, such a diagram would only project somebody's micro...

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Judging people

Tuesday last week, several people commented on my draft blog on Parenting. One of them included a nasty judgement about me without even knowing me. We live 2,000+ kilometers away. She claims she is my friend and even her brother. To me, her comment felt as betrayal of our (online) friendship. Her comment didn't hurt me though because you can only hurt someone with...

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