Human beings are imperfect creatures, so that every belief that we have is never 100% sure. This is seen by the simple fact that we make mistakes from time to time. At least occasionally, we find ourselves proved wrong on something we thought was true. In order to go about our daily activities, we unconsciously … Continue reading Why people quarrel / fight over disagreements
We are asked to bet on the result of a coin toss. Because the coin is not evenly weighted, the coin toss results in “heads” 99% of the time, and “tails” only 1% of the time. A person who wants to maximise his chances of winning, will always bet “heads”, even though 1% of the … Continue reading What is “absolute” truth? How do we acquire it?
Anyone who has honestly explored the literature will find and know that almost all controversial issues are controversial for good reason. There are almost always plenty of sincere and intelligent people grappling with those issues. Conservative Christianity itself is essentially one big farce because it entails believing that the bible is 100% correct, etc. And it also … Continue reading On controversy and narrow-mindedness (in a “Christian” context)
To my mind, the ideal would be if everyone were guided by morals / ethics and just did what was right. To a large extent, I think that’s really what has kept Singapore running so well. To me, Lee Kuan Yew created and inspired a culture of good governance among the PAP, while also setting … Continue reading On effective government