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Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

A blog by Leon Oudejans


Who is to blame for hospital demand exceeding supply?

Recently, a friend posted a diagram indicating that the group of hospitalized people now includes unvaccinated and (fully) vaccinated people. This applies to several countries. This is weird as vaccines should prevent hospitalization. I got curious as to the How, What, Who & Why. A recent WebMD article claims the (American) breakthrough cases are in need for a...

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Why does history repeat?

Last week, the following thought entered my mind: Are all crises caused by human stupidity? If so, does that explain why history repeats? I'm inclined to say "yes" to both questions. In general, geological processes take (very) many thousands of years (eg, glacial periods, interglacial periods, magnetic pole reversal, ocean current reversal, Earth's wobble). There's...

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The new population bomb (NIKKEI)

NIKKEI Asia title: The new population bombNIKKEI Asia subtitle: For the first time, humanity is on the verge of long-term declineBy: KAZUO YANASE, YOHEI MATSUO, EUGENE LANG and ERI SUGIURA, Nikkei staff writersDate: 22 September 2021 "TOKYO -- For the past 200 years, a rapidly rising population has consumed the earth's resources, ruined the environment, and started...

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Idiocracy (2)

In 1996, Dutch soccer trainer Louis van Gaal expressed his frustration with the stupidity of (Dutch) soccer journalists (Dutch video). He asked the (in)famous (Dutch) question: Am I the one who is so intelligent, or are you the one who is so stupid? At times, I feel the same as the stupidity of journalists is beyond comprehension. It's the likely result of an...

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Near-death experiences have long inspired afterlife beliefs (Psyche)

Psyche title: Near-death experiences have long inspired afterlife beliefsBy: Gregory ShushanDate: 12 July 2021 "In 1881, a Native American man named Squ-sacht-un of the Squaxin Island Tribe in Washington territory fell ill and, by all appearances, died. His wife began funeral preparations. As Squ-sacht-un later recounted: My breath was out...

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A healthy faith, by philosopher René ten Bos

Note: this text is a translation by LO of an article in the Dutch Financial Times (see my blog of this morning). Our health is the most important value in today's society. Values like freedom and safety were once more important but have been superseded by health. While health is basically nothing more than a rather precarious human situation that will come to an...

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