Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 70

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. MOSKOW VS WASHINGTON DC, 1434 I saw this meme with an image of Moskow and Washington DC in the early 1400s. Moskow has […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 69

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. PACIFIC NORTHWEST EARTHQUAKE & TSUNAMI When I lived in Oregon in the 2000s, I was aware that we were roughly due for another […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 68

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. ONE OF THE FLAWS OF MANY CONSPIRACY THEORIES: OVERLOOKING THE OBVIOUS Yes, it seems that many who are into conspiracy theories don’t know […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 67

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. ISRAEL & PALESTINE I posted this quote on social media without any comments and (unsurprisingly) received a comment about what’s happening between Israel […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 66

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. SUPPORTING MILLIONS OF BEINGS My wife and I have land in the Andes mountains, and we are in the process of helping the […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 65

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. OUR MANY ANCESTORS And imagine the many non-human ancestors going much further back… to the first one-celled organisms. Our earliest ancestors are the […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 64

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE ECOSYSTEMS HAPPENS WITH US (*) I have never quite understood people who talk about “the environment” as a kind […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 63

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. A FEW IMPRESSIONS FROM RETURNING TO NORWAY I am just back in Norway, and a few things strike me. I love being here. […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 62

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. WE ARE GOOD, THEY ARE BAD I saw one of the old-fashioned stone age stereotypes this morning and was reminded of the “we […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 61

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. MAKING A HORRIBLE COMPROMISE? I saw a Western commentator saying that we’ll need to make a “horrible compromise” so Putin won’t escalate the […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 60

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. JUSTIFYING INJUSTICE WITH SPIRITUALITY Religion and spirituality have always been used to justify injustice. The most recent one I heard was from a […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 59

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. THE ZEAL AND IMMATURITY OF THE NEWLY CONVERTED I: CONSPIRACY THEORIES When I see conspiracy theorists, I often see the zeal and immaturity […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 58

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. REGENERATION AND CULTURE My wife and I became stewards of some beautiful land in the Andes mountains. It’s been heavily grazed in some […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 57

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. SURVIVOR BIAS  I listened to an old interview with a Norwegian saboteur from WW2 and his story was of one amazing lucky escape […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 56

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. THE COMPLEXITIES OF THE WORLD If we put pressure on someone to get a particular result, they will typically push back – either […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 55

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. OPINIONS AND WHAT THEY ARE ROOTED IN Some people like to pretend that their opinions about something are equal to the views of […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 54

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. WHY DO PEOPLE IN THE WELLNESS WORLD SO EASILY MISLEAD THEMSELVES? Quite a few people in the wellness world buy into anti-pandemic measures […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 53

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. THE TRUTH IN THE SEEDS OF CONSPIRACY THEORIES There are several relatively obvious truths in the seed of many conspiracy theories. The medical […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 52

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. THE BIGGER PICTURE ON CONSPIRACY THEORIES There is a relatively obvious (?) bigger picture on conspiracy theories. And that is the life, the […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 51

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. FREEDOM & RESPONSIBILITY Some countries require proof of vaccine for entering public spaces like restaurants and movie theaters. In response, some vaccine skeptics […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature – vol. 50

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. ART HISTORY In the early ’90s, I studied art history for a year (full time) at the University of Oslo. Since they called […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXXIX

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. AN ATTITUDE AMONG THE PRIVILEGED TOWARDS THE MARGINALIZED One attitude among the privileged towards the marginalized is that they are lazy, could work […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXXIII

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. SUDDEN SYSTEMS CHANGES Earth is an immensely complex system, and its behavior is similar to any system. It stays mostly (dynamically) stable within […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXXII

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. Well captured.

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXXI

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. SCIENCE LITERACY & THEORIES I saw a social media post stating that a theory in science is not “just a theory”, it’s proven […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXX

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. SPACE BUGS? I am rewatching the Andromeda Strain where a crashed satellite (!) infects humanity with a space bug. And I am also […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXIX

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. MOON LANDING I watched Armstrong (2019) and was happy to see that they, through Armstrong in his own words, touched on some of […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXVIII

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. VALUES, STRATEGIES, AND POLITICS Most humans have shared values, at least when we drill down to find the most basic expression of our […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXVII

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. SOME LAYERS I USE WHEN I LOOK AT SOCIETY When I write posts here, I write from one or a few perspectives. These […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXVI

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. POLITICAL DIMENSIONS I FIND USEFUL There are some political dimensions I find as useful as the conventional ones. The main one may be […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXV

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. A CONSPIRACY TO USE CONSPIRACY THEORISTS I love this, although I would rephrase it slightly: “Just wait till conspiracy theorists discover they’re part […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXIV

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. WHAT DO CONSERVATIVES CONSERVE? Politics doesn’t interest you because you have no interest in changing a world that suits you so well – Edith to Sherlock […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXIII

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. DISREGARDING SOCIAL ISSUES I am watching Enola Holmes and enjoy it very much. I especially enjoy that they are highlighting an inherent problem […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXII

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. AN ALIEN INTELLIGENCE WILL BE ALIEN TO US I saw someone commenting that he doesn’t like the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey much […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXXI

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. POST-COVID ILLNESS & CHRONIC FATIGUE SYNDROME Mainstream doctors and media seem to acknowledge occasional long term effects of C19 infection, including fatigue, brain […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXX

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. The only white people in the Bible are the ones who executed Jesus. – John Fuglesang For Christians who hold racist views, there […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXIX

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. NORWAY’S REASON FOR NOT RECOMMENDING FACE MASKS In the beginning of the pandemic, the Norwegian government decided to not recommend face masks to […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXVIII

This is one in a series of posts with brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. WHY DO I CELEBRATE OUR NATIONAL DAY? I have lived in Norway and the US, and on the respective national days, a question […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXVII

Continued from previous posts…. These posts are collections of brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. THE UPSIDE OF TRUMP When Trump was elected, there were demonstrations in many cities in the US. I never saw Trump’s election as “wrong”. […]

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Reflections on society, politics and nature XXVI

Continued from previous posts…. These posts are collections of brief notes on society, politics, and nature. I sometimes include short personal notes as well. Click “read more” to see all the entries. Gritty wholesomeness I was very skeptical when I first started watching Outlander but I have come to love it. I love it mainly for […]

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