Transcript (starting from 1m0s): //start Trying to study the bible without knowing the original languages is like trying to play Beethoven on a mouth organ. I mean—it’s just not going to be hugel– you may be able to get something-of-a-tune, but it won’t actually be what the guy had in mind. And it’s really worrying … Continue reading Reading the bible is as easy as … pretending that it’s easy to read.
The truth is that globalisation means that the success of any individual cannot easily be attributed to any one country alone. All kinds of factors were in Joseph Schooling’s favour, for him to have achieved such spectacular success (relative to his fellow competitors). E.g. the research conducted by scientists (non-Singaporean) that his parents / coaches … Continue reading Does Singapore deserve credit for Joseph Schooling’s Olympic Gold medal?
Too many reviews are made based on what the reviewer expects but doesn’t get out of a game (or movie, etc.). Expect an apple but get an orange? “This game sucks!” It’s harder to find good reviews that just objectively say what the game actually has to offer, and what aspects of the game may … Continue reading Game/Movie Reviews; subjective vs objective
Blame is always a tricky thing. “Brexit voters are so stupid … ” Okay, now, who do we blame for them being so stupid? Why didn’t they heed the experts’ advice? Um, maybe because there’s absolutely zero reason for them to believe that the “experts” have their interests at heart? Because, as long as expertise … Continue reading “Brexit” and blame