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A blog by Leon Oudejans


“I Have to Admit, I Have a Very Low Opinion of Human Beings”

A 2020 Science alert mentions a 2020 study published in the Frontiers of Physics mapping the "odd structural similarities between the human brain and the Universe". This is the most spectacular example of a recent concept that I call macro vs micro. To some extent, we may be living in a Droste-effect (eg, my 2021 blog). Recently, a strange thought entered my mind:...

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Whenever other arguments fail, morality is being abused

Late January 2022, the Financial Times featured this article: 'Latvia slams Germany’s ‘immoral’ relationship with Russia and China'. This FT article is an example of my thesis that whenever other arguments fail, morality is being abused. Morality is the last resort of all arguments because morality sticks. Why is morality so important to us? In simple terms,...

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2021 Conceptual Framework

There has been a draft diagram in my Notes for many months. It felt appropriate to wrap up this year by drafting a 2021 Framework of my various concepts. The diagram below includes nearly all concepts of myself and of others (ie, Faith-Hope-Love, Sumerian, Zoroastrianism). This is the result. My 2021 Conceptual Framework started with the 7 Belief systems (ie, 2015...

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If Good does bad, does Good become Bad?

Suppose, just suppose, that you could travel back in time and kill baby Adolf Hitler. Forget about the Law of Unintended Consequences. Forget about doubt (eg, is it him?). The Greater Good theory would applaud your act. Criminal law would argue that you murdered a (still) innocent child. Hence, my question: if Good does bad, does Good become Bad? Some 15 years ago,...

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Convergent evolution (2)

Until several centuries ago, humans considered themselves unique, living on a Goldilocks planet in the center of the universe. Galileo Galilei already smashed latter notion. A 15 June 2020 study in The Astrophysical Journal claims that "there should be at least 36 civilizations within our [Milky Way] Galaxy" in "the Strong scenario" and "under the...

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Advantage vs Empathy (2)

Last Monday, a friend called me and explained her silence. She has an eye thrombosis and is being treated for that by oxygen injections in her eye. I almost felt the needle entering my own eye, and was eager to change the subject. The ability for understanding the feelings of others is called the Theory of Mind, and is closely related to empathy. A 2019 study on...

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