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Change: it’s here

April 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in FOCUS, wetenschap | Comments Off on Change: it’s here

Change: it’s here

I am impressed.

I am impressed by the sheer scale of changes happening in our living environments. And I am impressed by the skill with which Gaia Vince made these these vast and mind-bending changes comprehensible and human-sized.

The carbon footprint of everything

August 4th, 2014  |  by  |  published in FOCUS, wetenschap | Comments Off on The carbon footprint of everything

The carbon footprint of everything

Those of us who do want to lower their own impact, should first of all acquire a carbon instinct, a good grasp of the kinds of numbers we’re talking about when we want to say something like “Eating meat causes ‘lots of’ greenhouse gas emissions.” This book is intended to help us build such an instinct: it’s filled with information about the greenhouse gas emissions associated with all kinds of things, from foodstuffs to books, emails, modes of transport, and more.

Philosophy of mind

July 1st, 2014  |  by  |  published in English texts, FOCUS, wetenschap | Comments Off on Philosophy of mind

Philosophy of mind

How do we think? Can machines think? What is consciousness? And many more questions on artificial intelligence and the philosophy of mind.

Doom & Gloom

March 3rd, 2014  |  by  |  published in English texts, FOCUS, wetenschap | 1 Comment »

Doom & Gloom

Recently I’ve been tempted to introduce a tag called “doom thinking”, and label quite a few of my books with it. Here’s why I didn’t.

vergeetboek

May 5th, 2011  |  by  |  published in wetenschap | Comments Off on vergeetboek

vergeetboek

Klara is mijn favoriete zender. Eén van de fijne programma’s was Rondas op zondag. Het programma was genoemd naar Jean-Pierre Rondas, die elke week een of andere belangwekkende schrijver of filosoof, historicus of politicus voor de microfoon haalde. Ondertussen is Jean-Pierre Rondas met pensioen gegaan, maar ik heb via podcast nog steeds een aantal van […]



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