A previous post about the name Goliath prompted a few inquiries about my personal views on religion and the Bible. That topic is too broad for one post, but looking at a common claim regarding Christianity that “the Bible is the perfect word of God” seems to be a good place to start. Continue reading
The movie Arrival was released one year ago today! While the film was rightfully applauded and critically acclaimed, not enough credit was given to how the plot incorporated nonlinear orthography and linguistic relativity. Although some liberties were taken with the specifics of how these concepts worked in the story, the underlying ideas have a firm basis in reality! Continue reading
If I am ever persuaded to have children, it will be contingent that if we have a boy his name will be Goliath. After randomly browsing a list of all the names contained in the Bible it was observed that, although some were obscure, there are many still common today. However one name on the list stood out as very well known but seldom used: Goliath. This begs the questions of why. Continue reading
“Eat your carrots, it will improve your eyesight”. This is a phrase frequently repeated by parents to coax their children into eating carrots. The problem is it’s a complete lie, adding more evidence that everything I learned as a child was a lie.
In a realization that destroyed yet another piece of my childhood, the moral of the Tortoise and the Hare is NOT “slow and steady wins the race”. Continue reading