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The builder versus hunter/gatherer hypothesis

On 28 June 2023, a scientific article caused breaking news: The Myth of Man the Hunter: Women’s contribution to the hunt across ethnographic contexts. The article fitted well in (gender) discussions on men vs women. The outcome was simple: early women were hunters as well. Usually, computer games show simple societies: from hunter/gatherer towards builders &...

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Why regulating AI will be difficult — or even impossible (WE)

Intro LO: An interesting and recommended read by an American conservative source. Washington Examiner title: Why regulating AI will be difficult — or even impossible By: Christopher Hutton Date: 20 February 2024 "Efforts to combat artificial intelligence‘s threat to democracy and humanity through regulations and guardrails face a number of legal complications,...

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Powerful women

Recently, I had a discussion with a female friend. That discussion emerged after I showed my preference for a female political candidate. She replied that she dislikes powerful women. She’s not alone; far from it, actually. Also see my 2023 blog: The enemy of a woman is a woman. A recent Belgian newspaper article wondered whether boys are more conservative than...

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De rechter als instrument

Afgelopen maandag heeft het Gerechtshof in Den Haag de eis van drie NGO’s (t.w. Oxfam Novib, PAX, The Rights Forum) toegewezen om de export van militaire onderdelen te stoppen (o.a. AD). Ik hoop en verwacht dat het Kabinet een cassatieberoep bij de Hoge Raad instelt. Het is principieel onjuist dat minderheden, via hun NGO’s, het Kabinetsbeleid bepalen. De...

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Is DEI an oxymoron?

Early 2024, Axios published an article that American Companies are backing away from "DEI", which stands for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In the view of Axios, DEI has become a “toxic term”. It should be noted that the word Equity refers to “fair treatment” rather than to Shareholders’ Equity, although both seem - loosely - related. DEI may have become a toxic...

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Blind vertrouwen

Recent vroeg ik een ex-vriendin wat ze van mij wil. "Niets", beweerde ze. In het verleden heeft ze echter tegen mij gelogen, en die kwesties waren nogal belangrijk. Ik vertelde haar dat mijn blind vertrouwen verdwenen is, en dat mijn vertrouwen in haar fragiel is. Haar antwoord: "Vertrouw je instinct". Na enige nachten wikken en wegen zei mijn instinct dat ik haar...

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