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Pushing boundaries

Last Sunday, a local friend joined me at my table at his restaurant. He had a blog topic for me: pushing boundaries. He was not talking about the recently popular term of transgressive behaviour (in Dutch: grensoverschrijdend gedrag). More specifically, he wondered why I'm not pushing my boundaries. Children are always pushing their boundaries with respect to...

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The viral role in the blueprint of Life

The 2022 Quanta article below, A Billion Years Before Sex, Ancient Cells Were Equipped for It, is rather technical to read. Nevertheless, it's a must-read as it reveals several very important issues. Most importantly, this article supports my theory that viruses play an important - if not essential - role in Evolution and in the blueprint of Life. The article does...

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The road to self-love or philautia

Last Thursday morning, Dutch band Rondé was promoting their new single: I'm ready to love myself (see song below). The band's singer was talking about her transformation to self-love (in Greek: philautia). Before, she did not believe in the healing nature of loving yourself. How do you get there? It's important to realise that both love and self-love are output and...

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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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“What is faith?”

Mid March, I received a question from one of the readers of my blog, asking me for my definition of faith. She also stated: "According to the [deleted by LO] church (in which I was raised) I suppose that I don't have much." Note: italic markings in quote by LO. My then-answer to her was as follows: "Faith is an individual’s belief in any deity or Supreme Being....

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Tall tales make fast friends

Exaggeration seems to be the default in today's society. Often, people compare yesterday's weather with climate change. Recently, Elon Musk compared the Canadian PM to Adolf Hitler, a tweet that he erased quickly. In 2016, Hillary Clinton labelled Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables". I've borrowed my title from a 2018 study in the Journal of Social and...

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