Peer-reviewing and the prestige of science: A plea for non-peer reviewing

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In Dutch this text is available at the Academia account of Frans Groenendijk too (see link in footer). It was first published in 2012 at Keizers en Kleren (Emperors and clothes), a website about science that does not exist anymore. So yes: the article is older than the previous one in this category TEXT: Real… Continue reading Peer-reviewing and the prestige of science: A plea for non-peer reviewing

2000 Mules. Or: every senile politician could have made this mistake

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The title of this post refers to the opening scene of the movie 2000 Mules.It shows former vice president Biden who spoke -before the 2020 elections- about very special accomplishments of his party: Joe Biden says he’s built most extensive “voter fraud” org in history. Link to video below. Nobody claims that the video was… Continue reading 2000 Mules. Or: every senile politician could have made this mistake

How many more popes?

Basilica of Saint Paul outside the walls, Rome

About four years ago I visited Rome with my brother (I was mainly looking for more inspiration for a sequel to my Dutch faction-novel Alexandra’s Reis). During a long walk our attention was drawn to this enormous building. It has a really impressive exterior, visible from afar. It was less impressive than St. Peter’s Basilica,… Continue reading How many more popes?

Real science and climate science

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The possibilities and limitations of science have occupied me for a very long time. 44 years ago I wrote a paper for the course science theory, for which I received high grades. The main reason for this was undoubtedly that I had partly based it on the book Personal Knowledge by the genius, but not… Continue reading Real science and climate science

Pilate by Jan Lievens

In the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam: Jan Lievens, Pilate washing his hands.

Contemporary and friend of Rembrandt van Rijn. The craftsmanship with which especially the fabrics are depicted is really astonishing. It even stands out a bit against the representation of hands and faces.