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A blog by Leon Oudejans


Does gravity affect our micro-macro focus?

Gravity keeps us grounded and prevents us from jumping up high in the air. Could gravity also affect our thinking in a similar way? Many, and perhaps most, people have a micro focus. They look at correctness, at details, at empathy. Nearly all media adopt a micro focus. There is, however, another perspective. On the other side, there is a macro focus. That focus...

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Various stock market indices have shown historic peaks last week (eg, AEX, S&P). The NASDAQ Composite reached its all-time high already on 12 February 2021. Nevertheless, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Volatility Index is far from its end of March 2020 peak. Why do historically high stock (and bond) prices, amidst a pandemic, not translate in...

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Symbiosis and consciousness

About a month ago, I noticed mushrooms growing on a “beheaded” tree. An example of symbiosis, I thought. A week later, I noticed a white thread in those mushrooms, probably a yeast. I wondered whether this was an example of 3-way symbiosis. Several days later, the mushrooms had become a filthy stinking drab. The yeast had probably killed the intruding...

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A conscious Universe must be expanding

Nobody knows what predates the Big Bang. Nobody even knows if there was a Big Bang event. "In 1927, Belgian physicist-priest Georges Lemaître (1894-1966) [] theorized that the Universe was receding in response to an initial "explosion" event that created space-time, which had been regarded as separate until Einstein's Relativity theory conjoined them." (source)...

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There is no dark matter. Instead, information has mass, physicist says (Big Think)

Big Think title: There is no dark matter. Instead, information has mass, physicist says Big Think subtitle: Is information the fifth form of matter? Date: 21 January 2020 ["Summary:] Researchers have been trying for over 60 years to detect dark matter. There are many theories about it, but none are supported by evidence. The mass-energy-information equivalence...

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Does everything have a reason?

Does everything have a reason?

A regular reader of my blogs will know that I like asking the Why question. Recently, someone asked me a counter question: does everything have a reason? After taking a moment, I answered "Yes". I could not think of anything that doesn't have a reason (eg, for being, for happening). It might be useful, however, to elaborate on the word reason. In my view, cause...

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