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Is Europe Wrong? Or Are We? (National Review)

National Review title: Is Europe Wrong? Or Are We?NR subtitle: European countries aren’t vaccinating their five-year-olds, and they’re taking off the masks.By: Michael Brendan DoughertyDate: 22 October 2021 "The United States is weeks away from rolling out a COVID-19 vaccine to children as young as five. And yet, even after it is rolled...

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“Veel ongevaccineerden met migratie-achtergrond op ic”

Telegraaf, 27 oktober 2021 Telegraaf: "Veel ongevaccineerden met migratie-achtergrond op ic: ’Angst om te discrimineren staat preventie in de weg’ " "Het aantal ziekenhuisopnames van coronapatiënten loopt snel op. Mensen die nu op de verpleegafdeling of ic liggen zijn vaak ongevaccineerden van niet-westerse origine. Waarom zijn die zo moeilijk te bereiken? „We zijn...

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Fact check: COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu (AP)

Introductory note LO: This AP article contains a misleading half-truth because the US population was only some 100 million in 1915 and 330 million in 2020. Hence, the relative mortality would show a very different picture: 675,000 fatalities represents 0,675% in 1915 and 0,2% in 2020. The second line in the AP article acknowledges this misleading half-truth. A March...

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The Truth about Conspiracy Theories (2)

I know several conspiracy thinkers and I know for a fact that they are not stupid. Also see my recent Psyche article and this 2021 Slate article: "Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories. They’re not stupid." Still, they do believe in conspiracies. I do not believe in conspiracies and for very practical reasons: too many people involved, no secrecy. Why do some...

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Idiocracy (4)

The recent interview with Gad Saad in the Dutch Financial Times made me realize that "our era of stupidity", which seems to be culminating into an idiocracy (my blogs), mostly relates to the Truth (my blogs) rather than any other of the 7 Belief systems (2015 version, 2019 update). Please take a look at my diagram. My diagram above connects several of my blogs:- the...

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Is anything absolute or is all relative?

The philosopher Karl Popper (1902-1994) once defined three kinds of truths: absolute, objective and subjective. He also stated that it's unlikely that we will ever be able to find evidence for an absolute truth. Indeed, there are often exceptions to any "rule". Usually, time will reveal even more exceptions. If even the truth is relative, is there anything absolute?...

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