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Don’t Listen to One Single Piece of Good Advice — Listen to Many

Several months ago, I mentioned on one of my other blogs that I enjoy listening to Gretchen Rubin’s „Happier“ podcast. I still do, even though I think content sponsored by advertising is by and large fake. Recently, Gretchen (and Elizabeth) … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Big Data Rationality of Large Numbers: Quantitative Statistics + Fanatical Delusions

There are virtually innumerable fans of so-called „big data“. Countless fanatics of this quasi-scientific method will swear on a stack of bibles that if you count anything – it really doesn’t matter what, as that minute detail will certainly „emerge“ … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Rationality of Large Numbers

This is a huge topic – I will not be able to cover it in a single post, not even in just a few posts. What I want to do here and now is to introduce the topic, and to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Propaganda + Subjectivity in Retard Media

I was recently discussing a radio program with a friend who understands media quite well – but who seemed to be „playing dumb“ during the discussion. The radio program in question was a German one – BR’s Radiosalon had broadcast … Continue reading Continue reading

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Even though some aspects of language are very static over long periods of time the fact that languages are constantly in flux will make it next to impossible to “calculate” individual statements or even entire texts (in other words: to “figure out their meaning”)

The title of this post is excerpted from “The Wisdom of the Language“, an article I wrote over 7 years ago. Recently published research has now corroborated my hypothesis. As my friend Lawrence Wilkenson wrote the other day: Readers will … Continue reading
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The Universe is Not Expanding, Some People’s Perception, Sensitivity, Knowledge and Intelligence are Simply Decreasing

There are several recurrent themes in my writing that I try to explicate time and time again, but which I simply cannot seem to get across very well — or maybe I am simply trying to affront a tidal wave … Continue reading
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Everything I Feel is Related to Nothing at All

Some people — especially creative people — are able to think of ideas. Some of you may have thought of an idea recently, or perhaps you are thinking of an idea now, or maybe you will you think of an … Continue reading
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Another Reason Why Demand Media is a Force to be Reckoned With

Demand Media created the RSS Graffiti app (to import blog posts to Facebook profiles + fan pages). There are actually several apps that do similar tasks, but I find this one to be quite sophisticated. What’s especially interesting is how … Continue reading
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Marxism in America

Paul Krugman finally wakes up (to the fact that employment doesn’t matter)! Continue reading

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History will teach us something completely different

The next time you see a news story with a neat-o graph showing lots of numbers and statistics in lines, bar graphs, pie charts and what not — try to ask yourself some questions like these: When was the last … Continue reading
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