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Let’s show more respect for everything that is alive

In livestock farming and in care of the elderly there is much suffering and unfortunately that is difficult to change. Luckily, there are people who are fighting to change this. But if we only watch these people trying to change this, then they won’t succeed. Let’s start to realize that everything that is alive deserves respect and act as such. Only then things can really change.» Watch this vlog

Crash course 'checking claims'

In my blog of last Tuesday I wrote that scientists aren't always right. That is true, but still uncomfortable for us, because we just like to know what is true. In this crash course you'll learn how you can find out for yourself which claims you can trust and which not.» Watch this vlog

We let ourselves become too dependent on technologies

In the last few years people more and more complain that we have become too dependent on technologies. But I think that this is too easy, in some areas we do become very dependent on technologies, but we let that happen. What do you think? Share your opinion below!» Watch this vlog

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Technical devices don’t help to exercise more

Many people who want to exercise more, often enthusiastically make use of all kinds of devices. However, I don’t believe in this. Devices can support us, but not make us exercise.» Watch this vlog

We let ourselves become too dependent on technologies

In the last few years people more and more complain that we have become too dependent on technologies. But I think that this is too easy, in some areas we do become very dependent on technologies, but we let that happen. What do you think? Share your opinion below!» Watch this vlog

Philosophy in Texas – part 2

This week I was in College Station, Texas, USA, for a conference about philosophy of technology. In this vlog I will tell you what my impression of Texas was, what I liked about the conference and how my own presentation went.» Watch this vlog

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In order to stimulate us to exercise more, step counters are created. The idea is: 10.000 steps a day and you have done enough. I have tried one and have noticed that it is also a one-sided way to get us upon our feet.» Read this blog

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Thursday 7 November 2019
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Old systems are more and more often being replaced by new technologies. That seems to be a good development, but is it always? Last week there was a resurgence of the discussion concerning the Dutch air alarm system. This seems to be an old fashion system, but it is more important than it...» Read this blog

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Friday 5 July 2019
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Regularly governments confront us with numbers that say that everything is okay, but at the same time people in the country do not feel okay. I think that the problem here is that governments don’t see that calculation models contain presuppositions too.» Read this blog

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Tuesday 26 February 2019
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In the last few weeks there is a heated discussion again about the burkini. Many people fear that this clothing will affect our society negatively. But can garments really do that?.» Read this blog

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Tuesday 30 August 2016
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Paediatricians plead for a ban on selling energy drinks to children and youngsters under 18 years old. People respond in very different ways to this. Some people agree with this, but others think that a ban would only make energy drinks interesting to youngsters. How to deal with this?» Read this blog

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Tuesday 23 januari 2018
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This week a full professor was in the news again because she forbids students to use their laptops when she is teaching. That sounds odd since laptops are very convenient for students. Nevertheless, research shows that they have downsides too. That may be possible, but I think that in that case...» Read this blog

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Thursday 28 September 2017
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Aantal keren bekeken: 1,007

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Step counters: the way to make us exercise more?

In order to stimulate us to exercise more, step counters are created. The idea is: 10.000 steps a day and you have done enough. I have tried one and have noticed that it is also a one-sided way to...» Read this blog

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Lately, there is a lot of attention for hygiene agents. Take for example antibacterial soap that they now advice against. A few decades ago there was a lot of attention for colon cleansing and now there are vaginal douches. That sounds fine. 'It doesn't hurt to try', is what one could think....» Read this blog

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Wednesday 8 March 2017
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Old systems are more and more often being replaced by new technologies. That seems to be a good development, but is it always? Last week there was a resurgence of the discussion concerning the Dutch air alarm system. This seems to be an old fashion system, but it is more important than it...» Read this blog

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Friday 5 July 2019
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Safety

This week a full professor was in the news again because she forbids students to use their laptops when she is teaching. That sounds odd since laptops are very convenient for students. Nevertheless, research shows that they have downsides too. That may be possible, but I think that in that case...» Read this blog

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Thursday 28 September 2017
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Domestic

In the last few years there is more and more turmoil about parents who don’t want to have their children vaccinated because they doubt whether it’s safe. In this blog I try to have a conversation with the book of Door Frankema about this. Many people choose sides: they believe the book or...» Read this blog

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Tuesday 29 November 2016
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Safety

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Technical devices don’t help to exercise more

Many people who want to exercise more, often enthusiastically make use of all kinds of devices. However, I don’t believe in this. Devices can support us, but not make us exercise.» Watch this vlog

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