Quinton Taver was the child with the phenomenal voice that wowed us all in the mid-1990s' Romeo and Juliet with his cover of Everybody's Free.
Like many child prodigies, he's no less talented, yet struggling to make it as an adult.
One may question Britney's talent, but hey, she's still got our attention. She made the transition from child star. As did Ms. Natalie P.
Last night, I attended my first meeting of Freethought Kampala. I've been intrigued by the idea since the first time I heard of the organisation a few months ago. I have two friends (whose intellect I respect) who are regular attendees, so I decided to make an appearance. I gave up an evening run this week to go, so you know it was something that I valued a lot. The topic of the evening was alternative medicine; the documentary they showed was interesting. The discussion after was also interesting. Unfortunately, I turn in to a pumpkin very early, so I had to dip out before it was over.
The subtitle for Freethought's blog is: promoting reason in a highly superstitious society. I respect that and think that it is very necessary in our society. However, I question: If we are bound to reason are our thoughts free?
Oh, in response to the question of a fair scientific test: A "fair test" requires that you change only one factor (variable) and keep all other conditions the same.
It's basic. I trained to be a scientist in a past life, but I teach primary science in my current one. We cannot forget the basic principles.
I enjoyed the meeting and hope to make it to the next one. They meet every last Thursday of the month at 4 Points at Centenary Park.