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A blog by Leon Oudejans


“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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Why smart people use irrelevant justifications

Russia has invaded Ukraine. All over the world, (alleged) smart people are presenting additional facts to make you change your mind about this war. I'm not even talking about false facts. I'm talking about irrelevant facts that add complexity to an issue that is ultimately simple: Russia is the aggressor. Russia uses an interesting though irrelevant argument for...

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US employs unusual intel strategy to counter Putin (the Hill)

The Hill title: US employs unusual intel strategy to counter PutinBy: Laura Kelly and Morgan ChalfantDate: 25 February 2022 "The White House has aggressively worked to rebut false narratives emanating from Russia about the crisis in Ukraine by proactively releasing intelligence information, a highly unusual strategy that experts and former officials say has knocked...

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Risk management 101

Self-interest is our leading motivator in life. We all strive for advantages. Nevertheless, we always consider our risks (ie, risk management) prior to making a move. Some of us have a high risk appetite while others are risk averse. It's rare making a move with limited upside and a huge downside. Yet Russia does. Why? Possibly, the Ukraine crisis is a distraction...

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Fashionable stupidity (Carl Jung)

Recently, I noticed a quote by Carl Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst: "I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud." The reference to fashionable stupidity is part of his 1920 address to the Society for Psychical Research in England. Clearly, stupidity is not a contemporary issue as it...

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The connection that men and women are looking for

Many female dating profiles state that they are looking for a 'connection'. This might just be the latest buzzword following 'soulmate'. Many women complain that men are just looking for a physical connection (ie, sex). A Dutch website argues that this female connection is related to a spiritual awakening. In my view, life and nature show three collective...

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