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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Growth: what goes up must come down

Growth refers to many different topics: body, brain, business, cancer, climate, economy, ethics, inflation, politics, population, and the Universe. We use many different adjectives to describe growth, like: absolute, actual, historical, marginal, projected, relative. A decline is even negative growth. Source: Our World in Data The population diagram for 1750-2100...

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Why are circles – or cycles – dominant?

People say that history has a habit of repeating itself - a.k.a. historic recurrence. The same phenomenon (ie, circles or cycles) is also found in astronomy, business & economy, cardiac, cells, climate, history, menstruation, sun, technology, and life itself. Why are circles - or cycles - so dominant? This dominance of circles / cycles is as old as planet Earth...

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The Energy-Matter and SpaceTime matrix

Following my recent blogs (ie, The matrix of macro vs micro + negative vs positive) and Dimensions: spacetime and assumed others 2), I prepared a new matrix on things that we know well: our planet Earth, the Sun, Life and water. See my latest diagram below. Finishing this blog took me lots of time. My diagram shows why scientists view Earth as a Goldilocks planet:...

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What is Power?

Recently, I noticed this question: What is Power? The answer seems obvious but is it really? In the animal world, power is often about physical power or strength. Nevertheless, the big, slow and smart elephants appear powerful (eg, trumpet sounds). Clearly, even a projection of power equals Power. Compared to humans, many animals have more strength (eg, harder,...

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Lying and cheating

A former colleague used to say that our director was able to (i) tell different lies to different people and (ii) remember which lie he told to whom. Claiming to be less intelligent, he preferred telling the truth as it was easier to remember. I agree(d) but I doubt that is why I prefer telling the truth. Lying and cheating is not a specific human trait because...

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The Universe is flat?

My apartment has relatively high ceilings because it's an old building. The sunlight comes sideways through my windows. If I don't leave my apartment, the world might appear like a big pancake (ie, flat). It's an optical illusion. Several centuries ago, sailors assumed Earth was flat as they didn't experience curves. The latest scientific assumption is that the...

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