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Egalitarianism, a solution for human stupidity?

Many articles argue that human societies look a lot like ant colonies. Ants have a caste system which is similar to our job specialization. "The typical colony consists of one or more egg-laying queens, numerous sterile females (workers, soldiers) and, seasonally, many winged sexual males and females." (Wiki) There are much more ants than humans: one million...

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“Fact are facts.” Are they??

Last week, I received a reply to my Facebook post, in which I disputed the alleged neutrality of Dutch public broadcasting. The reply was: "Facts are facts." I asked him if he was aware of the views of Karl Popper (1902-1994) on this subject (eg, 1974 video). His response made clear that he was not. In the view of Karl Popper, facts are objective truths while...

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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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How do you prove that something is NOT?

It's relatively easy to prove that planet Earth is not flat (eg, plane, spaceship). However, how do we prove that we are not living in a (computer) simulation? Also see this Nautilus article. Actor Jim Carrey did not realize he was living in a simulation (ie, The Truman Show) until he noticed some cracks (eg, my 2017 blog). I was reminded of this phenomenon, called...

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How to solve a growing economy and a declining workforce?

On 1 February 2022, the FT reported that "Japan’s population shrank by 630,000 people [in 2021], or one Luxembourg. Between now and 2040, it is forecast to have declined by a further 16mn, or one Cambodia." This news will be our new reality, following decades of doom messages on overpopulation. Labour shortages are already common, while the Covid-19 pandemic is...

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