Simi Valley Sophist
The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."
- Name: Paul Coambs
- Location: California, United States
Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Naked or Speedo? Moral Morass Exhibit Ten
Now there is a controversy about the latest swimsuit rendition by Speedo, which appears to be a causative factor enhancing performance.
The new swimsuit? Speedo's LZR Racer.
That modest meet last month in Columbia, Mo., began an unprecedented -- and controversial -- six weeks that turned competitive swimming upside down: 14 world records set as of Wednesday, 13 in the LZR suit.
Naturally, there are people who consider the new swimsuit to be unfair competition.
…the onslaught of new world records has ignited debate over whether
high-tech apparel provides an unfair advantage.
Swiming competition is about the perfection of function accomplished by the human body, not the apparel. The first Olympian athletes competed in the nude. Maybe we should return to that standard. Alas, that would horrify or titilate much of the masses. And, we are supposed to be a sophisticated lot?
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The suit that's turned the swim world on its head