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It would certainly have been super exciting to hear a lecture by Hans Rosling about the current situation


Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think (2018, book,

Fear can be useful, but only if it is directed at the right things. The fear instinct is a terrible guide for
understanding the world. It makes us give our attention to the unlikely dangers that we are most afraid
of, and neglect what is actually most risky.

Because  â€œfrightening”  and  â€œdangerous”  are  two  different  things.  Something  frightening  poses  a
perceived  risk.  Something  dangerous  poses  a  real  risk.  Paying  too  much  attention  to  what  is
frightening rather than what is dangerous—that is, paying too much attention to fear—creates a tragic
drainage of energy in the wrong directions.

Hans Rosling (Wikipedia)
16 Ways the World Is Getting Remarkably Better: Visuals by Statistician Hans Rosling (2020,
Free access to a range of essential textbooks from all disciplines (2020,


With the Coronavirus outbreak having an unprecedented impact on education, Springer Nature is launching a global program to support learning and teaching at higher education institutions worldwide. Remote access to educational resources has become essential. We want to support lecturers, teachers and students during this challenging period and hope that this initiative will go some way to help.

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The Open Book Project

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thanks for sharing @Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)