Nitpicky? Hell yes.
Started by xSilverPhinx, April 13, 2020, 02:36:11 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 14, 2020, 02:37:29 PMIt wasn't some death packaged in over dramatic tear-jerking words with some obvious intent to control reactions, it was just a regular post that could have been anybody's, making it feel very real and close to home.
Quote from: Ecurb Noselrub on July 25, 2013, 08:18:52 PMIn Asmo's grey lump, wrath and dark clouds gather force.Luxembourg trembles.
Quote from: Asmodean on April 14, 2020, 03:00:37 PMQuote from: xSilverPhinx on April 14, 2020, 02:37:29 PMIt wasn't some death packaged in over dramatic tear-jerking words with some obvious intent to control reactions, it was just a regular post that could have been anybody's, making it feel very real and close to home. Indeed. I have read some stories shared by regular people, which were not at all like what I've described. Some were almost visceral in nature. Give a story like that to certain churnalists though, and they will try and spin it for clicks, hate-clicks most certainly included.
Quote from: Old Seer on April 15, 2020, 07:33:12 PMMy rule of thumb. If an expert is wrong they're not an expert.
Quote from: Tom62 on April 15, 2020, 04:38:43 PMI'm now ignoring the media about the Coronavirus, because I'm fed-up with it. All news items are about the virus and everyone is an expert. The so-called virus "experts" that are interviewed send out conflicting messages. Nearly every day some laboratory in the world develops a vaccine. What I also learned is that the virus is now supposed to be racist and that the best word leaders, that handled the situation in their countries, were women. Funny though that no-one mentioned that the virus is sexist, because more men die from it than women.
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 15, 2020, 09:25:47 PMQuote from: Old Seer on April 15, 2020, 07:33:12 PMMy rule of thumb. If an expert is wrong they're not an expert.Experts are not the owners of Truth at different points in time, but are human and also very prone to being wrong. Especially in fields of knowledge that are constantly evolving.In my view, experts are people who have studied a subject extensively and know a whole heck of a lot about it. That doesn't necessarily make them smart or infallible, just very knowledgeable in a field.
QuoteShe said: 'The sad irony here is that they...may have just created the need to lengthen it.'The governor also told reporters: 'I saw someone handing out candy to little kids barehanded. People are flying the Confederate flag, and untold numbers who gassed up on the way here or grabbed a bite on the way home. 'We know that this rally endangered people. This kind of activity will put more people at risk and, sadly, it could prolong the amount of time we have to be in this posture.'
QuoteI don't usually reference biblical anecdotes, but this seems too fitting.In the book of Exodus, when the Israelites are freed from bondage and flee across the Red Sea, all they want is protection from the pursuing Egyptians. They don't want to die. When the sea collapses on their enemy, they rejoice and thank the Lord who saved them.But soon they start complaining. And after wandering a mere seven weeks, they grow impatient when Moses ascends a mountain to receive the Ten Commandments, something the Lord promises will protect them forever. When Moses doesn't return exactly on time, the people revolt, they build a golden calf as something new to believe in, and — well, you know how that works out.
QuoteIn the biblical tale I cited, the Israelites began their golden calf worship one day before Moses came down from the mountain. A single day! And for that act of unfaithful impatience, they suffered 40 years in the wilderness.