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Russian Oil Embargo Pushes OPEC to Take Sides (WSJ)

Wall Street Journal title: Russian Oil Embargo Pushes OPEC to Take SidesWSJ subtitle: Oil cartel producers can open their taps to help balance the market, but it would mean choosing the West over MoscowBy: Rochelle ToplenskyDate: 8 March 2022 "A Russian oil embargo ramps up pressure on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to increase production or...

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Tall tales make fast friends

Exaggeration seems to be the default in today's society. Often, people compare yesterday's weather with climate change. Recently, Elon Musk compared the Canadian PM to Adolf Hitler, a tweet that he erased quickly. In 2016, Hillary Clinton labelled Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables". I've borrowed my title from a 2018 study in the Journal of Social and...

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Humans are creating chaos and order. Order wins.

Humans are creating chaos (eg, pollution, wars) and order (eg, infrastructure, legal system). Nevertheless, our ordering appears to be the winning default. Both chaos and order may result from human beliefs (eg, the 7 Belief systems - 2015 original and 2019 update). Human beliefs result from our consciousness. My blog's title is a thought that entered my mind while...

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Common sense, ignorance, stupidity and wisdom

For some months, I've been struggling in my mind how to connect four (4) seemingly different concepts: common sense, ignorance, stupidity, and wisdom. Recently, a conversation and discussion with a new friend offered some relief. She is still digesting the results of our conversation. In my view, stupidity is a partial blind spot in our brain (eg, my 2021 blog,...

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Interconnectedness (4)

My recent blog, the connection that men and women are looking for, made me wonder about connections (eg, how, what). In my view, everything is connected; a.k.a. interconnectedness. A micro perspective may refer to the Third Law of Motion by Isaac Newton: "for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" (source). A macro perspective on interconnectedness...

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Single Cells Evolve Large Multicellular Forms in Just Two Years (Quanta)

Introduction LO: This Quanta article is fascinating if and when you're interested in (convergent) evolution. Although the article does not mention consciousness, it strongly suggests that consciousness is a phenomenon that starts in a single cell. It also suggest that multicellular organisms have collective consciousness that can learn. A must-read ! Single Cells...

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