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The Paradox of Our Age by Dr. Bob Moorehead

The Paradox of Our Age by Dr. Bob Moorehead "The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense; more knowledge, but...

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The paradox of choice

Since several days, I'm puzzled about the proverb "quality over quantity". If that proverb is true - which I believe it to be - then why use certain apps (eg, dating) the reverse approach: quantity over quality? A cynical answer would be: to get you addicted to their app. There is plenty of support for that view: Curiosity, Men'sHealth, MarketWatch, NewStatesman,...

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The paradox of information

Mark Zuckerberg's recent speech argued that Facebook's unregulated platform of (dis and mis-) information is to be preferred over the Chinese information model, mandated by its government. Let's call this dilemma the paradox of information, similar to Karl Popper's paradox of tolerance: "In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must...

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Metamorphosis

The NYT article below on metamorphosis certainly has the "Wow" factor, which is quite some time ago for me. I never realized that 80% of animal species experience metamorphosis. I'm only familiar with the metamorphosis of the (i) caterpillar - butterfly and (ii) tadpoles - frog. The "wow" came at the end of the article but revealing...

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The paradox of tolerance

For some time, I'm puzzled by the intolerance of the Dutch Left. In America, this topic has already been covered since 2017 (eg, Heritage, Odyssey, Politico). The Dutch left-wing response to the recent election victory of a right-wing nationalist was full of (extreme) intolerance (eg, Dutch News, NL-Times). Apparently, the "tolerant" Left fights alleged...

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The paradox of limiting free speech to defend free speech

The paradox of limiting free speech to defend free speech

On 6 April 2018, the American liberal news organisation NPR published a newsletter with the intriguing heading: Should free speech be limited? Also see this liberal PBS 2013 article. The NPR topics caught my interest. Limiting free speech, in order to defend free speech, appears to be the newest weapon against disinformation, fake news, and...

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