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For inclusiveness sake, what is the consensus about which usage of "blind" should be changed?

what is the consensus on whether we should avoid using "blind" as a category of persons I am not an expert on this topic, but a look at this page suggests that “blind” and “the blind” is ...
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For inclusiveness sake, what is the consensus about which usage of "blind" should be changed?

The consensus is that pejorative and prejudice terminology should be changed. "Blind," in my experience, is neither. "Blind experiment" means an experiment where something is ...
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

You don't need interesting results to receive a PhD, just novel. I think you are creating an unrealistic picture of a PhD in your head. Your PhD work does not need to be impressive in relevance, ...
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Should I mention recovered depression in my SOP for grad school?

Essentially what you are wondering is whether someone will read about your situation, sympathize with you, and cut you a break out of compassion. In my experience, people with this sort of compassion ...
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

Somewhat lateral input maybe but hopefully useful (from someone who had a similar, but seemingly smaller-scale struggle with his own doctorate thirty years ago). This is the advice I now give anyone ...
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

Someone much brighter once taught me (by example) that finding the right problem to solve is more important than finding the right solution. 30 years ago, I started a Phd that I dropped out of 4 years ...
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

I have watched several very successful (at the end) PhD graduate students both in my and other places over the last 24 years. Each of them worked on one project up to the last few months, produced ...
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

Given what I know about German math PhD programs, your PhD advisor is probably supporting you financially as a PhD student (correct me if I am mistaken here). If so, most likely, you will have to ...
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

A PhD advisor has several functions, but the most important is setting standards for the candidate (and hence also for himself). It's his responsibility to decide whether the results are sufficient ...
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

In my opinion, changing supervisor will work definitely. You can prepare a report on what you have done up to now, and negotiate with other professors preferably outside of "Germany".
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

I think it's clear from the OP that the supervisor is one of these people who feel uncomfortable having to actively supervise and just ducks out of all serious discussions on it. There is no point in ...
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

From my comments on the question, at @cag51's suggestion: Unfortunately, we outsiders cannot really assess whether you are dealing with imposter syndrome or are actually not accomplishing things. The ...
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

I am a pure mathematician, and I have to say that I am perplexed about your supervisor's attitude to finding problems to work on -- I would have said that suggesting good projects is one of the ...
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

Health issues, including burnout, should be handled by a health professional. Most larger universities (I hope) have an office where you can connect. But, for pure math, there is a skill that you need ...
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How can I finish my PhD in the next year when I don't have any interesting results yet?

I felt the same way although I was in physics, not maths. So I think it is relatively normal and part of the process. A PhD is training in research after all. Since you seem at odds with your ...
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