one.point.zero

Scattered thoughts from Brussels, Belgium.

The just-world bias

From a Guardian opinion piece: Believing that life is fair might make you a terrible person You needn't be explicitly racist or sexist to hold such views, nor committed to a highly individualistic political position (such as libertarianism); the researchers controlled for those. You need only cling to a conviction that the world is basically fair. That might be a…
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Ghent Light Festival

Two weeks ago, we hopped on a train and spent the evening wandering around Ghent, exploring the installations dotted around the city for their annual light festival. Besides getting a good workout, that included climbing the steps to the top of the belfry for a panoramic view, we got to experience some really beautiful pieces of light art. I highly…
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Quick review – Dinosaur 13

I just watched and thoroughly enjoyed Dinosaur 13. It could be the title of a cheap sci-fi movie, it's not. Dinosaur 13 is a gripping, albeit biased, documentary that could rival many thrillers. It paints the story behind the South Dakota discovery of the largest T-Rex skeleton ever unearthed which, on the surface, sounds quite boring, but the David-vs-Goliath story…
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Reboot

Yet again, I've started from scratch with this weblog. The last version was just annoying to use for me, and a barrier to posting. Hopefully, this simpler solution will get me back into proper publishing habits. Time will tell… I have archives of previous posts, most of them being pointers to dead content, so I'll avoid polluting the web with…
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