Desiderata "GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the...
30 Oct, 2021
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...
30 Oct, 2021
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...
25 Sep, 2021
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...
23 Aug, 2021
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...
12 Aug, 2021
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...
- Does having choice suggest free will?
- Loyalty, fidelity and principles
- The reverse currency wars have begun (Axios Macro)
- Fact check: did universal health care prevent corona deaths?
- Why do we have labour shortages?
- Identity vs Power: dialects
- Art vs Science
- Truth or dare?
- Collective vs individual behaviour