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Why is it often easier to distrust someone or something?

Regularly we hear that politicians make mistakes that are very convenient to them. In my blog of this week I looked at such a mistake and tried to find out whether they could have made these mistakes unintentionally. And that could be. But while I was writing this blog I felt that it is often easier to distrust people than to trust them. This vlog is about that this is understandable, but...» Watch this vlog

Why is it so hard to get certain ideas out of your mind?

During a conversation on the radio Annie Schreijer Pierik of the European parliament said that meat is incomparable with meat substitutes. Subsequently, the Vegetarian butcher explained clearly to her that meat substitutes are healthier than real meat. But Schreijer Pierik didn't respond to that at all. How is that possible? Isn't she curious whether the story of the Vegetarian butcher is...» Watch this vlog

‘Let’s try together to find the simpler solutions’

As mankind we have some of big issues to solve at the moment. What strikes me is that we tend to come with solutions that are fully unrealistic, while there are much simpler solutions available too. Let’s remind each other about these simpler solutions so that we can really start to tackle the big issues.» 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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Corona virus

There is a debate about whether we should do everything we can to protect our health against Corona, or whether we should make sure that the economy doesn't suffer too much from all this. I think this debate is short-sighted, for we should discuss the causes.» Read this blog

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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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Safety
Aantal keren bekeken: 8993

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If one looks at TV programs like ‘The Swan’ than it is understandable why youngsters think that plastic surgery will really improve their lives. Precisely because this is a growing problem in our societies, I’m taking a good look at a few episodes of this program.» Read this blog

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Tuesday 30 May 2017
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Domestic
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Investigative journalism program Zembla claimed that rubber crumbs in artificial grass fields may not be safe. I think that they blow the whistle a bit too loud about this, since it hasn't been proven yet that these crumbs are indeed unsafe.» Read this blog

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Tuesday 21 February 2017
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Safety
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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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How should we deal with the dilemma of economy versus health?

Corona virus

There is a debate about whether we should do everything we can to protect our health against Corona, or whether we should make sure that the economy doesn't suffer too much from all this. I think...» Read this blog

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There is an ongoing discussion about the expansion of the Dutch airport Schiphol. Opponents think about the environment and the noise nuisance. Proponents think about the Dutch economy. I think that we can only solve this dilemma with creative thinking.» Read this blog

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Tuesday 28 March 2017
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Aviation

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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Other

In more and more western countries people are worried about the increasing amount of right the security agencies of their countries get. They are afraid that their governments will be able to eavesdrop to all innocent civilians too. This is a difficult subject, so let’s make it simple and bring...» Read this blog

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Thursday 12 October 2017
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Safety

When I heard that the train crash in Bad Aibling, Germany, at the beginning of this year was caused because of a train dispatcher who was playing a game on his cell phone, I couldn’t believe it. How could something like this have happened?» Read this blog

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Tuesday 6 December 2016
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Social media

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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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