Dating jesus book review
Brienne tried some of these and they didn’t work; her seasonal depression got so bad that she had to move to the Southern Hemisphere three months of every year just to stay functional.
No doctor had any good ideas about what to do at this point.
For example: Eliezer’s wife Brienne had Seasonal Affective Disorder.
The consensus treatment for SAD is “light boxes”, very bright lamps that mimic sunshine and make winter feel more like summer.
Consider a freshman biology student reading her textbook who suddenly feels like she’s had a deep insight into the structure of DNA, easily worthy of a Nobel. For all of them to miss a brilliant insight sitting in freshman biology would be the same failure as everybody missing a on the floor of Grand Central, or all of Wall Street missing an easy opportunity to make money off of Google, or every entrepreneur missing a great market opportunity for a Thai restaurant.
So without her finding any particular flaw in her theory, she can be pretty sure that it’s wrong – or else already discovered.
Big Wall Street banks have people who are at least as smart as your uncle, and who will notice before he does whether stocks are underpriced.
In the same way, suppose there’s a city full of rich people who all love Thai food and are willing to pay top dollar for it.
The city has lots of skilled Thai chefs and good access to low-priced Thai ingredients.
Entrepreneurs are pretty smart, so they would notice this money-making opportunity, raise some funds from equally-observant venture capitalists, make a better mass transit system, and get really rich off of all the tickets. So “US cities don’t have good mass transit” seems like the same kind of statement as “a bill has been on the floor of Grand Central Station for a week and nobody has picked it up.” Therefore, US cities have good mass transit, or at least the best mass transit that’s economically viable right now.
This proof of God’s omnibenevolence is followed by Eliezer’s observations that the world seems full of evil.