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Is stupidity the flip side of beliefs?

There is a Dutch saying: "A donkey does not bump into the same stone twice." I didn't see foreign equivalents. An alleged quote by Albert Einstein states: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” The key difference between animals and humans is (not) having beliefs. Recently, I noticed this question: If Humans Are the...

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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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95% of your behavior is primate behavior (Frans de Waal)

Big Think / The Well: 95% of your behavior is primate behavior with Frans de Waal By: Frans de Waal (eg, Facebook, University, Wikipedia)Date: 5 July 2022 (email) " “I look at humans basically as primates,” says Dr. Frans de Waal in our Interview of the week. “95% of what we do are primate tendencies and primate emotions and primate sociality.” But, as de Waal...

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Brain-Signal Proteins Evolved Before Animals Did (Quanta)

Introduction LO: This is another piece of evidence of the Blueprint in Life, Nature and in the Universe. If my assertion holds then it's nearly impossible that we are "alone" in the Universe. Apparently, the brain has been looking, throughout Evolution, for the most suitable candidate. This also implies that the brain will not stop looking for an even better suited...

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Our notion of Time (2)

Since the end of March, many countries apply summertime, a human invention. Some countries do not apply summertime (eg, Kenya). Our notion of time is directly related to the period that planet Earth needs for orbiting the Sun (ie, 365,256 days). Hence, any other planet must have a different notion of Time. Recently, I noticed an intriguing statement in a Nautilus...

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“I Have to Admit, I Have a Very Low Opinion of Human Beings”

A 2020 Science alert mentions a 2020 study published in the Frontiers of Physics mapping the "odd structural similarities between the human brain and the Universe". This is the most spectacular example of a recent concept that I call macro vs micro. To some extent, we may be living in a Droste-effect (eg, my 2021 blog). Recently, a strange thought entered my mind:...

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