Hm. I see where you’re coming from, but that’s not how I’m approaching this. The writing is what it is. Most stories tend to have plot holes, etc., which we tend to ignore. The plot holes move the story along just like the actual plot elements do. They didn’t seem to bother the original audience too much when Star… Read more
Then you might enjoy the more in-depth argument: http://gonzalezismeta.blogspot.com/2015/04/single…
“All science majors are just natural philosophy, guys!”
Still, it’s important to recognize the environment in which we’re discussing the technology.
My theory is that Force-ghost Obi-Wan was knocking off their aim every time they tried to shoot something plot-critical.
Chewie's aged well. Are wookies longer-lived than humans or something?
I won't deny there's a heroic appeal to defying fate, if you wanna cast it that way. But again, I don't think that's what the article is trying to accomplish. It's a background piece, trying to contextualize the discussion without necessarily weighing in on either side. Which is why its conclusion is "pause and… Read more
My favorite auto-antonym is "nonplussed." My dictionary actually has a note that guesses people started using the "wrong" definition because they were confused by the "non-" prefix.
And tithes were supposed to be 10%.
This presents an interesting counterpoint to the rationalist argument that it is always in the rationalist's interest to acquire more information.