These statistics, however accidental and therefore uninstructive
they may appear, as they have a certain completeness, have a certain value also.
Crucially, this tendency to cry 'kailyard' whenever uncomfortably confronted with a Scottish text or tradition lying awkwardly at odds with contemporary trends in national sensibility has resulted both in a rather 'lazy' over-application of the term and also in an uninstructive
under-appreciation of the analytical purposes for which the category of 'kailyard' was originally intended.
Richard Meyer: Harry, your comment sent me back to Reyner Banham and his Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies : "Simply to go from the oldest monument to the newest [in LA] could well prove a short, boring and uninstructive
journey, because the point about this giant city, which has grown almost simultaneously all over, is that all its parts are equal and equally accessible from all other parts at once.
It is striking that this kind of worthless exchange featured in his operational definition of pain and pleasure: 'The pain of tender Eyes, and the pleasure of Musick; Pain from captious uninstructive
wrangling, and the pleasure of rational conversation with a Friend, or of well directed study in the search and discovery of Truth'.
134) This seems to contradict the previous information about being able to view opinions without charge, and a visit to the "frequently asked questions" area of the website is uninstructive
Daragh Carville's script begins as a thought-provoking drama highlighting the divisive nature of fundamentalist dictates but it loses its way, turning into an uninstructive
It is entertaining and not altogether uninstructive
to speculate on what our ideals would have been had we defined fitness to survive in other ways: if instead of beasts of prey, we had chosen other animals for our models.
The review criticizes Scott's life and her telling of it as meaningless and uninstructive
After silly, uninstructive
sequences imagining a family that includes a clone of Beethoven, it points out, though, that the science is far from exact - Dolly, the first cloned mammal, suffers from arthritis and other cloned animals have experienced problems breathing.
After a brief and uninstructive
diversion concerning her, the conversation turned to the really serious stuff - her dog 'Byla Jackie' which seemed to find her 17-minute first-set destruction of Srebotnik as yawn-inducing as the rest of the morning spectators on Roland Garros's centre court, where the audience was as sparsely-sprinkled as sheep on Exmoor.