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A blog by Leon Oudejans
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Why does a week have 7 days?

The answer to my question above is quite interesting. The ancient Sumerians used a Base-60 numeral system (eg, 60 seconds). Wiki: "The number 60, a superior highly composite number, has twelve factors, namely 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, and 60, of which 2, 3, and 5 are prime numbers." Our Base-10 or decimal system "was invented between the...

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Free will: no one can predict what you’ll do. Seriously?

People who know me well will claim that they can predict my choices. I think, feel and believe their view is valid. Nevertheless, neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene claims that ‘Free will is real. No one can predict what you are going to do’ (El Pais-2023). The explanation may be in statistics. Knowing someone well implies that you've witnessed many events, in which...

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Outsmarting

I have a friend who is clever, smart, and a professional. Nevertheless, I fear for his safety and so does his family. For some months, I have been urging him to relocate and find safer grounds. He agrees there is a risk. He does not act on it. I haven't asked him why. I should do because everything follows Why. I've used many arguments for my plea. He counters these...

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Quitting dating is like quitting smoking

I hesitate writing this. I prefer not to give up on Hope. Dating at my age is becoming increasingly discouraging and sometimes outright depressing. I'm not alone in my view. Several people already said the same to me. Some stopped entirely. Last Sunday, someone used my fishing in troubled waters analogy. That analogy captures various aspects like demographics,...

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Does having choice suggest free will?

Recently, I heard these phrases again: "I did not have a choice!!" and "We all have a choice." I have said latter myself as well when people claim that they did not have a choice in a given situation. Perhaps, I was wrong. Last Wednesday, this thought entered my mind: Does having choice suggest free will? Once you consciously monitor what you're doing at any given...

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Sensitive

Last Friday, an ex-girlfriend replied to my Al Capone's kindness for weakness quote by stating: "I understand but you're soooooooo sensitive". She is right. Even my Chinese Western zodiac claims that in its 5th and last paragraph. I always wonder whether my sensitivity is a strength, a weakness or both. Given the triangle of personality, attitude & behaviour, I...

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