Defending the propositions

As explained before, a thesis in Holland is accompanied by a set of propositions. These propositions are considered to be a part of the thesis, which means that the members of the doctoral committee are allowed challenge them if they desire.

This is why the regulations state that the propositions:

'...shall be academically sound, shall lend themselves to opposition and be defendable by the PhD candidate, and shall be approved by the promotor.'

Furthermore, at least six of the propositions should not concern the topic(s) of the thesis, and at most two propositions can be playful in nature. 

So let's see whether we succeeded, there is the list of my propositions (each one linking to this blog-post which contains an explanation for the proposition):
 So what do you think, did I succeed? And do you agree with them all?

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