Monthly Archives: Aug 2020

Conscience

No award or honour, no matter my admiration for the person for whom it was named, means so much to me that I would forfeit the right to follow the dictates of my own conscience. — J.K. Rowling This is … Continue reading

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The purpose of catching lies

The purpose of catching the lies of the past is to stop the untruths of the future. That quote is from Jordan Peterson’s recent “On Calculating Depth of Betrayal” which deals with the issue of how you respond to lies … Continue reading

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On Extremism (2)

What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents. — Robert F. Kennedy … Continue reading

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A strange headline

I’ve been on Svalbard once and it is a beautiful and interesting place. Everywhere there are warnings about polar bears outside of Longyearbyen, and unfortunately there are good reasons for that: Now, there is something odd about that headline: Shouldn’t … Continue reading

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TIL about the Triangular Theory of Love

Or rather, Sternberg’s Triangular Love Scale (STLS). The theory is that love can be understood in terms of three components; intimacy, passion and decision/commitment. Intimacy. Intimacy refers to feelings of closeness, connectedness, and bondedness in loving relationships. It thus includes … Continue reading

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Mask, social distancing and changing risks

This chart is great, not only at showing the risk categories but also how to lower risk of transmission of COVID-19: To reduce risk you must try to move from one block to a block on the left and/or above; … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett reading order guide

#GNUTerryPratchet There are lots of guides to the reading order of Terry Pratchett’s 41 volume Discworld series, but this is the first one I’ve seen that actually can be used to find out where to start: I think “The Wee Free … Continue reading

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Bad news for herd immunity, but otherwise good news

Regarding the news of the first confirmed reinfected COVID-19 patient, this tells us two things. First, his immune system reacted as it should with a heightened secondary immunity response, protecting him from the disease. Second, it did not protect him … Continue reading

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Haters and bullies were already transparent in 1847

There is a form of envy of which I frequently have seen examples, in which an individual tries to obtain something by bullying. If, for instance, I enter a place where many are gathered, it often happens that one or … Continue reading

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Sea-level rise

Let’s get back to climate change for a short while: There now seems to be a model to actually explain sea-level rise from 1900 till today. The good news is that the current prediction models from 1950 onwards appear to … Continue reading

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