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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-26-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,815
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Re: Science Saturday: Celestial Couch Potatoes (John Horgan & George Johnson)

It turns out the Rainbow Coallition - DARPA conspiracy theory I was forming is wrong.

The Wax Loury episode is up -- my computer was down. Strange glitch.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-26-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,815
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Re: Science Saturday: Celestial Couch Potatoes (John Horgan & George Johnson)

This is interesting... Amy Wax's daivlog with Glenn Lowery was deleted but the comments remain. But her daivlog with Adam Serwer remains intact a week earlier. It looks like Lowery wanted his daivlog...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-24-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,815
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Re: Science Saturday: Celestial Couch Potatoes (John Horgan & George Johnson)

I think the idea of Bloggingheads is great, but I almost never watch anything but Science Saturday, and especially Horgan and Johnson. Corn and Pinker were also really fun to watch for politics --...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-18-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,559
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Re: Science Saturday: The Enlightenment Country (Chris Mooney & Jonathan Moreno)

The left's delusion that they are more sophisticated about science is pretty funny. It isn't just nuclear power (the waste is safe) but their hysteria over tiny amounts of radiation.

With global...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-11-2011, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,377
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Re: Science Saturday: Civilized Violence (Maggie Koerth-Baker & Jessa Gamble)

What a bad "science" Saturday.

Climate change.... zero tolerance toward mugging old ladies = zero emissions....

So embarassing. Maybe Blogging heads is about over due to funding issues, but it...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-13-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,100
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Re: Science Saturday: The Impractical Beauty of Nature (John Horgan & David Rothenberg)

I have my problems with some of Horgan's less scientific thinking. cf. why fusion and string theory shouldn't get much funding and his logical disconnect on free will.

But his interviews are...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-24-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,519
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Re: Science Saturday: A Plan to Dye One's Whiskers Green (John Horgan & David Deutsch)

Horgan who has never taken a physics course paired with a theoertical
physicist.... oy vey!
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-17-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,386
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Re: Depressing Assessments (Daniel Drezner & Megan McArdle)

1) You might want to point out to the Chinese who are making fun of U.S. trains that unlike in China, we can say what we want on those trains without fear of arrest.

2) While Chinese smog is bad,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-06-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,627
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Re: Science Saturday: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence (Karl Smith & Robin Hanson)

Before I read Hanson's 2000 article linked above, I read the 1998 version, which used DeLong's 1 million BC. DeLong relied on Michael Kramer, an economist who has written almost exclusively on health...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-06-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 23,627
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Re: Science Saturday: The Economics of Artificial Intelligence (Karl Smith & Robin Hanson)

Can Robin tell us where he got the data for the world economy doubling every million years back in the day? I have a similar background,
in that I have a physics degree and am finishing an econ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-19-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 16,665
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Re: Science Saturday: Multiregional Evolution (Razib Khan & Milford Wolpoff)

Watson just beat the best Jeopardy champions, and we get multiregional evolution??
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-16-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,540
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Re: The Scandal of the Cross (Robert P. George & Cornel West)

They said absolutely nothing for 15 minutes.

West is an pseudo intellectual air head. Paris Hilton, with a vocabulary and a different hair style.

"It Transcends!... something that is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-11-2010, 11:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,067
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Re: Science Saturday: A Theory of Technology (Robert Wright & Kevin Kelly)

Economist Russ Roberts, who has been on BH, recently interviewed Kelly about his new book , which I think turned out better. I thought the problem was more Kelly than Wright, but Roberts drew more...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-11-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,067
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Re: Science Saturday: A Theory of Technology

This interview didn't work.

Far too vague at every turn, and there weren't that many turns. The summary: Technology is growing more powerful...it has always been around in some form...do you...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-04-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,648
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Re: Science Saturday: Beyond Sex

A.I. is here , on Bloggingheads!!

This... robotic... dialogue... is.... fascinating.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-16-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 16,761
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Re: Full-Faced Edition (Robert Wright & Zachary Karabell)

Wright and Karabell didn't get the China rare earth metals story correct. Karabell gets part of it correct when he sas it is "pretty difficult to restrict to one country," but it is really impossible...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-03-2010, 07:37 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,301
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Re: Non-Obsolete Edition (Matt Welch & Ann Althouse)

Althouse, a law prof. at U Wisconsin, couldn't remember when Feingold almost lost a decade ago.

What a complete air head.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-16-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,287
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Re: Communitas: The Great Divergence (Timothy Noah & Mickey Kaus)

Oops. That is an updated version. Never mind.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-16-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 24,287
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Re: Communitas: The Great Divergence (Timothy Noah & Mickey Kaus)

The map of inequality is out dated for some countries including Japan
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-04-2010, 03:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,678
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Re: Science Saturday: Lightness of Being (Robert Wright & Frank Wilczek)

Hey, he was taking resveratrol! Maybe John or George will someday get curious and report back their findings:

A si*m*i*lar sen*ti*ment, ex*pressed more re*served*ly, came from a 2004 No*bel...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-28-2010, 10:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,839
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Re: Science Saturday: Radioactive Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

The combination of smoking and heavy drinking boosts the risk of throat cancer much more than smoking alone and even more than just drinking. But drinking a glass of red wine a day seems to cut the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-27-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,572
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Re: Lobbying for Acknowledgment (Tim Noah & Jim Pinkerton)

Pinkerton!
Quit talking about science! The cancer death rate hasn't fallen in half since 1970. Closer to 10%
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-02-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,199
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Re: Flash Gordon Edition (David Corn & Jim Pinkerton)

It's fun to hear Pinkerton talk about force shields and maintain a straight face the entire time. Too bad that Corn didnt get a chance to see that until later. That technology may exist as nano takes...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-23-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,381
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Re: Science Saturday: Outsider Edition

I'm skeptical of John and George's skepticism of the kids skepticism of John's skeptecism that science will have the answer to their possible ear problems in the future. It isn't smart to play music...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-17-2010, 02:42 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 36,219
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Re: Science Saturday: The Great Singularity Debate

Someone asked about Robin Hanson's views. I agree that his view that we are headed to a period of extreme unemployment that lasts some unspecified number of years, seems odd. He has posted a talk and...
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