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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-16-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 28,233
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: Science Saturday: Like Animals

Breaking the Spell did not compare teaching your kid religion to leaving your swimming pool unfenced. It said that religion is a like a swimming pool. You must take reasonable precautions to prevent...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-02-2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 34,153
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: Disgusting (Will Wilkinson & James Poulos)

At 30:09 Will says that "There are lots of things that don't hurt anybody that are worthy of condemnation"

That seems wrong to me. If it doesn't hurt anybody its not something you should condemn....
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-30-2009, 11:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 29,681
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: Snip Snip Edition (Emily Bazelon & Hanna Rosin)

Also I don't need a study to know that being circumsized would reduce my sexual pleasure. You can feel it you konw.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-30-2009, 11:41 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 29,681
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: Snip Snip Edition (Emily Bazelon & Hanna Rosin)

I will be keeping my foreskin thank you very much. No parent should be allowed to circumsize their child.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-18-2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 63,529
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: Meet Mrs. Meade

Wikipedia says it was 67 but that wass before my time.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-16-2009, 11:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,632
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: Percontations: Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Mechanics

I think Yudkowsky seems a little too strident. The problem I see with developing interpretations of quantum mechanics is that they might bias ones thinking. We don't have a theory of everything. If...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-16-2009, 10:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,632
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: Timeline for AI

I took my last Semiconductor class about three years ago, but at least at that time the biggest long term problem for Moore's law was velocity saturation. Basically there is a limit to how fast...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-01-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,325
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: The Week in Blog: Everybody Hates Arlen (Bill Scher & Matt Lewis)

According to wikipedia the origins of OK are unknown and there are multple listed there but old kinderhook is not among them. Add this to your list of urban legends unsupported by evidence.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-04-2008, 12:45 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 80,213
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: Miss Alaska

The Merriam-Webster dictionary lists a definition of bemused:
"to cause to have feelings of wry or tolerant amusement"
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bemused
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-27-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 79,431
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: Reunited

Mickey Kaus believes is free trade and open markets. He doesn't believe in sacrificing economic growth for economic equality. So when he talks about how immigration hurts some workers I question his...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-25-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,872
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: Free Will: Googlized Edition

The problem with Will's wikipedia page is all the quotes from people saying how great he is. I actually like hearing what Will has to say but if I wasn't lazy I would find a way to make his wikipedia...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-26-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 29,441
Posted By Craig McGillivary
Re: The Week in Blog: Energy Madness

I have to say I don't think Matt Stoller is a great debator. But blogging heads discussions aren't really supposed to be debates are they? They are supposed to be discussions in which the two...
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