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Forum: Diavlog comments 01-04-2011, 06:41 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 32,424
Posted By MikeDrew
Rare Robert Wright Self-Refuting Argumentation Spectacle, with Educative, Entertainment Effects

Why liberals are wrong about the winning argument that was (not) to be had for Obama on the tax cut extension question had he held his ground, demonstrated in an attempted defense of a claim about...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-04-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,223
Posted By MikeDrew
Creeping State Legislative Power Over Federal Law

Regarding the Repeal Amendment, what in principle would separate it from something simply giving federal legislative power to a supermajority of states? How can we be at all sure that states...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-01-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 34,473
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Choose Your Own Adventure (Adam Serwer & Dayo Olopade)

Fantastic Williams discussion. Best thing I've seen on it. Agree with almost every view on it expressed by Adam and especially Dayo.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-09-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 19,948
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: The Social Diavlog (Robert Wright & David Kirkpatrick)

In terms of potential for social revolution, Twitter > Facebook.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-27-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 24,581
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Culture War on Islam Edition (Adam Serwer & Eli Lake)

I agree that if it is so limited it is part of democratic give and take, and that it does not then constitute an infringement of their legal rights. But how is this category exclusive of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-20-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,726
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Special Intimate Edition (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Wow, these guys seem extremely preoccupied and disengaged this time.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-16-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,578
Posted By MikeDrew
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-10-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 32,306
Posted By MikeDrew
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-09-2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 32,306
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Bob's Mystery God Analogy

Thanks. That's exactly right.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-08-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 32,306
Posted By MikeDrew
Bob's Mystery God Analogy

I have never quite understood the objections here to Eliezer's "behavior." He has always just seemed like someone with some very specific ideas that he has expressed in ways that have gotten...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-07-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 32,306
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Science Saturday: Purposes and Futures (Robert Wright & Eliezer Yudkowsky)

There are just too many meanings of 'purpose' going around here for them all to be squared under one term, holding each user responsible for each use thereof as equivalent to each other of his uses.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-02-2010, 04:49 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,831
Posted By MikeDrew
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-30-2010, 10:19 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 33,782
Posted By MikeDrew
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-27-2010, 04:28 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,831
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Bob - PLEASE STOP EMBARRASSING YOURSELF

This is all a nontroversy. ohreally makes the point that without a rigorous, physically-justified evolutionary case for saying so, it really is sophistry dressed up as evolutionary theory to suggest...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-18-2010, 04:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,365
Posted By MikeDrew
Soccer Snobs Hurt the Game's Rep

I'm an American soccer fan. And I have to say, what I have just seen from Dayo Olopade is the embodiment of the worst possible kind of pseudo-ambassadorship to America(ns) for the game of soccer:...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-09-2010, 05:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,996
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Tiger's Burning Plight (Robert Wright & Robert Cullen)

Listening now for 30min+, it's clear Bob W. just has an uncontrolled obsession with this person, and is projecting the significance of the events of his life to him out into the world, to try to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-09-2010, 05:19 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,996
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Tiger's Burning Plight (Robert Wright & Robert Cullen)

WTF, are we talking about the same people here? I lover Roger Federer, but he has to be one of the most conceited people regardinghis own talent and performances that I have ever seen. Have you...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-09-2010, 12:45 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,996
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Tiger's Burning Plight (Robert Wright & Robert Cullen)

And, really, is there a problem with this explanation (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/27245?in=09:17&out=09:39) Mr. Cullen gives of how golf writers see their job? There isn't anyone who 'didn't...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-09-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,996
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Tiger's Burning Plight (Robert Wright & Robert Cullen)

So I'm to understand it is some kind of deep jouranlistic shame that Mr. Cullen once resorted to the humiliating tactic of asking a celebrity athlete for a few moments of his time, and when it was...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-23-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,880
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Keep America Weird (Christopher Hayes & Reihan Salam)

For Reihan:

1. Chris is right that your analysis of the new law as leading to a disequillibruim is astute. And your point at the Daily Beast (specious connection to anti-Semitic Wilhelmine and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-23-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,604
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Leaving Afghanistan (Robert Wright & Matthew Hoh)

I think that we should give what Matthew Hoh has/had to say in the Afghanistan debate due (as opposed to undue) consideration in our thinking about the question. But ever since his letter was...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-07-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,362
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Terrorism, Iran, and Underwear (Spencer Ackerman & Eli Lake)

I'm not sure I see why it is utterly inconceivable that in a revolution the IRGC doesn't stay significantly intact and change their spots enough to fit into the new reality. Who's going to take...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-09-2009, 06:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,040
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: "Your president"?

Ah, that would have something to do with his being Canadian. Apologies.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-09-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,040
Posted By MikeDrew
"Your president"?

I'm interested in everything this evidently fine officer has to say about the efforts we need to make to make the policy a success. But what was up with this:
...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-03-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 484
Views: 97,463
Posted By MikeDrew
Re: Irreducibly Obtuse Edition (John McWhorter & Michael Behe)

This episode is a Bob Wright accomodationism EPIC FAIL.
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