White men are under attack from every angle within the 7 Belief systems: Love (eg, #MeToo), Money (eg, gender pay gap, male over-representation), Philosophy (eg, slavery, white supremacy), Politics (eg, male over-representation), Religion (eg, sexual abuse), Science (eg, male over-representation), and the Truth (eg, mansplaining). Some of these white men are using...
3 Dec, 2018
Scientias titel: De Vierde Industriële Revolutie is begonnen: zijn we straks allemaal overbodig? Scientias ondertitel: Tegen 2025 zullen robots meer dan 50% van het huidige werk op zich nemen. Maar is dat erg? "De Eerste Industriële Revolutie zette de wereld op zijn kop. Goederen – zoals kleding – die millennia op rij met de hand vervaardigd waren, konden dankzij...
27 Aug, 2018
Our self-view is often limited by our senses, like (i) looking in the mirror, (ii) listening to our (weird) voices in messages, (iii) smelling or tasting our sweat, and (iv) touching our body parts. Others only see fragments of us, and (usually) have no clue what we are thinking. Moreover, these fragments often coincide with our roles in life, like...
9 May, 2018
A 2017 Yale study revealed that people prefer fair inequality over unfair equality (eg, BBC, BT, Nature, NS). I recognised this outcome immediately, and only wondered Why. This study may even explain the fall of communism, the continued decline of social democracy, and the current attacks on privileged segments of society (eg, Incel movement, men,...
24 Apr, 2018
“Alles wat goed is, komt snel” is a less familiar Dutch saying (eg, AD, Proz, SO). In general, "all what is good, comes quickly" usually refers to new (sports) talent. It could also be about decisions on emotional affairs, like a new friendship or love at first sight. There's no similar English proverb. There is, however, an English proverb that...
21 Mar, 2018
Several days ago, I noticed a Dutch article in Scientias magazine that immediately annoyed me: "The most successful people are not the most talented. They mainly had lots of luck". The article was based on a forthcoming 2018 study: "Talent vs Luck: the role of randomness in success and failure". It's annoying because people refer to "luck" if they fail to...
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