#里茲螞蟻批判性思考寫作專欄 #Alex專欄 #外師每週精選閱讀 #UFO
Unidentified Flying Objects are real! At last, we now have the definitive proof that everyone has been waiting for, in particular conspiracy theorists and other assorted crackpots! We finally have evidence that extra-terrestrial beings have been to earth, confirming the long-held suspicions of some members of the earth’s population, many of whom wear tinfoil hats. Who looks silly now?
From this point on we can submit ourselves to the vast, god-like power of our alien overlords, and all of the world’s problems will be solved by their infinitely more advanced technologies and superior intelligence. The complete waste of our meaningless existences will be done away with in one fell swoop as we get beamed up to the Mothership, jacked into the Matrix, and impregnated by xenomorph facehuggers. We can once and for all be rid of this revoltingly tiny rock that we have soiled and despoiled in the amazingly short time that our species has inhabited it, as our Martian Masters spirit us across the universe in their interstellar spacecraft, and teleport us directly to the promised paradise planet.
But wait a moment; let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Where exactly are these infinite intellects, if they really have been to planet earth already? Surely if they have the technology to travel across galaxies and universes, they must have been hard at work sharing their science and technology with us by now, especially since these supposed sightings took place at least 5 and 16 years ago, which must be peanuts in interstellar, time-travelling, uber-intelligence time. That’s not to mention the innumerable other “confirmed” sightings stretching back at least as far as 2,240 years ago to the Roman historian Livy.
If space invaders really have been here for at least 5 years, or as long as most of recorded human history already, then why do we have COVID-19, pollution, crime, racism, sexism, inequality, animal cruelty, social media, and all of the other horrendous problems of this world still? And why aren’t we immortal yet? In fact, while we are asking these pertinent questions, why haven’t the supposed gods, divinities, deities, spirits and other imaginary beings invented by the deluded, paranoid, lonely, insecure, jaded and manipulative humans of this world done anything about ANY of this? As it turns out, it might not be time to renounce reality or give up on evidence-based science just yet.
上面的貼文內容是我們的實力派外師Alex針對每週一篇英文文章在他閱讀後，親自寫出的批判性思考文（不是copy & paste的東西啊）。旨在讓同學知道如何用不同的角度來讀文章。你可以選擇先讀Alex寫的批判文，也可以選擇先讀本次的英文文章連結，但最好兩處都要閱讀才能達到最好的效果。
Alex是我們的御用老師，每週都會幫梅姨、托托、慕華、金金上英文課。目前星期一晚上有開一班 #里茲螞蟻外師應用英文課程 ，程度高級，充滿知識性與深度。有開放單次付費上課。若你想學習用英文來深度探討各項主題，check it out！