En Route to Vasaloppet, day 45


I am going to start this blog with a short venture into the 1st of May articles. In an interview with the Swedish sociologist Roland Paulsen (article in Swedish). He notes that the worktime has not been reduced over the last 40 years in spite of productivity being doubled over the same time period. At the […]

Tredeling af magten?


Det første af nedenstående citater er et gennemført absurd fallacy-argument på så mange niveauer, så man fristes til at sige, at det også afspejler en gennemgribende idioti hos afsenderen. Det er desværre blevet et viralt meme, som så ofte ses gentaget, hver eneste gang der i pressen skrives om noget, som man kan forarges over. […]

Rigdomsfordeling i det kapitalistiske land Sverige


Hvordan ser den økonomiske ressourcefordeling ud i det kapitalistiske samfund Sverige i forhold til befolkningens forestillinger? Få nogle fordomme afklaret ved at se klippet her: Filmen som avslöjar klyftan mellan rika och fattiga: Unik granskning av inkomstfördelningen i Sverige Det påstås med henvisning til nedskæringspolitiken (austericy), at den virker fremragende i både Sverige og Tyskland. Virkeligheden, […]

Long-Term Follow-Up Studies: An Update on Schizophrenia.


Forord: Jeg har af Brian Koehler fra New York fået lov til at oversætte denne artikel til dansk og bruge den i den generelle debat, da han ligesom jeg mener, at forskningen på dette område er meget vigtig. Det er en artikel, som handler om tværkulturelle langtidsstudier for skizofreni. Brian Koehler skriver desuden, at mange […]

The Ethics of the Machine…


Skolimowski draws our attention to a new phenomenon, developing along with utilitarianism – the ethic of the machine, which is a kind of ethics hardly formulated or even observed. Yet its impact on Western societies has been profound. Since the scientific paradigm was developed in the 17th century, knowledge primarily deals with seeking “the truth”, i.e. the mechanical laws that rule matter. Along with the Western tendency to dominate and exploit nature, according to Skolimowski, intellectual understanding no longer seems to be enough; instead we understand in order to be able to control, and control to be able to manipulate. Here, he argues, the ethics of the machine shows its face – if you believe that the world is a machine, then it is rather natural to try to control and rule it…

Snowtiger


You Scored as Cultural CreativeCultural Creatives are probably the newest group to enter this realm. You are a modern thinker who tends to shy away from organized religion. You are very spiritual, even if you are not religious. Life has a meaning outside of the rational. Existentialist 69% Cultural Creative 69% Postmodernist 63% Romanticist 56% […]