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Could the blueprint for life have been generated in asteroids? (Phys)

Introduction by LO: The origin of Life is a mystery despite millennia of human knowledge. This article gives a fresh perspective. Astronomer Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001) did not believe in the Big Bang although inventing this term on BBC radio himself. He believed in a hypothesis called panspermia (eg, my blogs) as the origin of Life on Earth. Panspermia is the...

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Why are anti-vax and pro-Russia linked?

Several articles (eg, EurActiv, Guardian, Politico) have already pointed out that the former anti-(Covid)-vax movement is now protesting pro-Russia, following the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. What do these people have in common? And why? The media refer to conspiracy groups (eg, Politico). That might be true but it's an oversimplification - in my view. These...

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We are eager to forget and eager to move on

Now that the Dutch corona restrictions are coming to an end, people are (very) eager to forget and (very) eager to move on. Nightclub tickets were sold out despite violating the rules (eg, AD). At their age, people view death as an unlucky coincidence rather than an imminent certainty. I'm somewhere in between. Some people assume that our social codes (eg, embrace,...

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The Great Lockdown Lie (National Review)

National Review title: The Great Lockdown LieNR subtitle: New studies show that our elites’ favorite Covid policies had little effect, other than ruining the lives of common people.By: MARIO LOYOLADate: 3 February 2022 "In the 1927 silent-film classic Metropolis, a dystopian city of the future is divided into elites living comfortably in opulent...

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Living by the Code: In China, Covid-Era Controls May Outlast the Virus (NYT)

New York Times title: Living by the Code: In China, Covid-Era Controls May Outlast the VirusNYT subtitle: The country has instituted a wide range of high-tech controls on society as part of a mostly successful effort to stop the virus. The consequences may endure.By:  Chris Buckley, Vivian Wang and Keith BradsherDate: 30 January 2022 "The police...

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The turn of an unfriendly card

Last week, someone complained about the many cheers following the announcement of Denmark to scrap all COVID-19 restrictions. I understand that complaint but don't sympathise with its micro view. Two years ago, people verbally attacked the ones who dared to argue that the macro view is not unlike a 2-year severe flu. To be clear, the micro and macro view are both...

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