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Language = communication + decoding

The Sumerian civilization is credited with having invented language, amongst many other inventions still in use today (eg, agriculture, calendar / time). If the neighbouring Akkadian empire had not been able to decipher Sumerian cuneiform script, the Sumerian language would only have been unknown communication. "Understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics took the lucky...

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Relevance vs irrelevance

Things that are relevant today may be irrelevant "tomorrow". The longer our perspective, the more things become irrelevant. Still, Time is only a marker - not a driver - of Change (eg, history, When). If most things are ultimately irrelevant then What is - or should be - relevant to us? And Why do relevance and irrelevance matter so much to us? I suppose that the...

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A human mass extinction??

Several (opinion) articles are warning us for a human extinction. That would indeed be bad for us as a species but our planet will - no doubt - survive a human mass extinction (eg. Haaretz, 3 May 2022). Usually, I ignore such fear-based articles. Sometimes, its stupidity is mind boggling. The article below is a hybrid of knowledge and opinion, which appears to be...

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Space travel

The Universe is expanding. Each year, the (accelerating) distance to our Moon is "increasing at the rate of about 3.8 centimeters (1.5 inches) per year" (source). In the absence of (imaginary) faster than light space travel technology, planets that we can still see now, will then be too far away to visit. Notwithstanding the above, we are still planning new visits...

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Did Sweden’s controversial COVID strategy pay off? In many ways it did – but it let the elderly down (the Conversation)

Introduction LO: Finally, the article that I have been patiently waiting for. Its conclusion / title is fair, in my view. It is, however, also fair to state that every country let the elderly down (eg, my December 2020 blog). The reason why the Swedish Covid strategy paid off, matches my 2020 overview: Did Sweden’s controversial COVID strategy pay off? In many ways...

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Is it possible having no beliefs?

My recent blog on the 7 pillars of Wisdom, including Frans de Waal's comment on my August 4 diagram, has created some turmoil in my mind. In my view, the main difference between animals and humans is having (no) beliefs. In my view, an Awakening is about losing your beliefs. Can we have no beliefs? I consider myself a centrist and a pragmatist using common sense...

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