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Van de Schoonheid en de Troost DVD

About Beauty and Consolation

Part II Patricia de Martelaere Amsterdam 4 May 2021– You are on your way out without knowing where to go to.  You are constantly alienated from yourself, although you still remain the same for the people around you” Am I going to get out of this story in a minute?  Tell me how to relate…
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Wim Kayser Beauty

About Beauty and consolation

Part I Patricia de Martelaere Amsterdam, May 4th 2021– “I have often lived by the detour of others.”  It is Wim Kayzer who led us before all sorts of greats in this one question about beauty and comfort: tell me what makes this life worth living.  Now that the end is on the heels of…
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Free Will or No Free Will

Free Will of no Free Will

To be or not to be part II by Oliver Burkeman Amsterdam, 3 may 2021– According to the public intellectual Yuval Noah Harari, free will is an anachronistic myth – useful in the past, perhaps, as a way of motivating people to fight against tyrants or oppressive ideologies, but rendered obsolete by the power of…
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Free Will Burkman

Do we or don’t we have a Free Will

Food for people who think A series of nine articles number 01 Amsterdam, May 3d 2021–Towards the end of a conversation dwelling on some of the deepest metaphysical puzzles regarding the nature of human existence, the philosopher Galen Strawson paused, then asked me: “Have you spoken to anyone else yet who’s received weird email?”  He navigated…
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Miles Davis Time after Time

Time after Time (3)

Not by Sinead O’Connor nor Miles Davis by Richard Dawkins Amsterdam, 7 April 2021– Von Frisch tried the experiment of trapping his bees in his observation hive for several hours. They went on dancing. But he noticed something which really is almost too good to be true. As the hours advanced, the dancing bees slowly…
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Richard Dawkins

Time after Time (1)

What is it by Richard Dawkins Amsterdam, 21 april 2021–Notice that the Palolo worms achieve their synchrony not by simultaneously responding to a particular signal from the sky. Rather, each worm independently integrates cycles registered over many lunar cycles. They all do the same sums on the same data, so like good scientists they all come to…
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Time flies

Time Flies and no one to stop it

But what is Time? Amsterdam, April 2021– Time is not only a leading American weekly Magazine or the German Newspaper Die Zeit. It is much more. The concept of time is self-evident. An hour consists of a certain number of minutes, a day of hours and a year of days. But we rarely think about the…
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Richard Dawkins Time

Thoughts about Time

What it is and why Amsterdam, 21 April 2021– I wished I had known Richard Dawkins long before, in order to be able to listen to him and his mesmerizing theory about Life, Happiness, the concept of Time. I wished I had been able to write his books, but that is not necessary. He did it all. …
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Torrey Peters

Who am I?

or Who are You? Jamal Ouariachi Amsterdam, April 9, 2021– Fascinating literary riots in the United Kingdom. Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction is the novel Detransition, Baby by transgender author Torrey Peters. On Tuesday, an organization called Wild Woman Writing Club published an open letter to the award jury.  The group refuses to…
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Paul McCartney

When I’m 64 at the age of 14

Who Else? Amsterdam, 7th April 2021– In 1956, when Paul McCartney was 14, he sat down at his Dad’s piano and tried to come up with his own song.  For years he had been breathing in songs from radio and TV and movies and family singalongs. Folk songs, show-tunes, pop hits, jazz standards, music hall…
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