Monthly Archives: Nov 2021

A different angle on the Gospels

I recently heard the story of a layman’s interpretation of the Gospels. It apparently happened sometime in the middle of the 20th century, when a man with little formal training decided to read the Bible. In doing so, he built … Continue reading

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Gall’s law, or: Release early, release often

I didn’t know a pediatrician, John Gall, had stated an early version of the iterative paradigm: A complex system that works is invariably found to have evolved from a simple system that worked. A complex system designed from scratch never … Continue reading

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Humans are also an evolutionary cause

I am not saying this is good, but interesting that a 90% population decrease might be enough to drive this change: Harvest and poaching of wildlife have increased as the human population and our technology have grown. These pressures now … Continue reading

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The Tricolore

Ah, the French flag, blue, white and red. But which shades of blue and red? Apparently this changed in 1974 and President Macron has just recently switched it back. In some cases. (Youtube) And, depending on your monitor or phone … Continue reading

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An update on COVID-19, vaccine resistance and Ivermectin

I think I owe this an update. First of all, I really hoped Ivermectin would work against COVID-19, at least until we got the vaccines. My hopes were in vain and we are fortunate to have effective and safe vaccines … Continue reading

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The opinion piece cycle

Rob Henderson made this observation about the news cycle in USA, which I believe for the most part in limited to the opinion pieces over here: Step 1: It’s not really happening Step 2: Yeah, it’s happening, but it’s not … Continue reading

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Almost as if we’ve been played

EU has allowed itself to become reliant on energy from natural gas, supplied by a neighbouring nation that is acting antagonistic towards us. We’ve become reliant on natural gas as we closed down a number of nuclear power plants and … Continue reading

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Sciences

I am not entirely sure I agree but I see what he’s getting at: If it doesn’t have “science” in the name, it’s a science (physics, chemistry). If it has the suffix “logy”, it’s a semi-science (biology, psychology). If it … Continue reading

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Status games

Competing for material goods might be wasteful, but maybe it’s a less malignant type of status game. When sociopathic strivers are deciding what status game to play, it’s arguably better for them to aspire to own a fancy car than … Continue reading

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The fifth derivative of position

Crackle. Some physicists had a bit of fun when they started naming the further derivatives of position but let’s start with the beginning: Position is where you are. The first derivation, velocity, is how much your position changes per time … Continue reading

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