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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-31-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: The Bromance (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

1. Your diavlogs make my day.
2. Not to be presumptuous, however, whenever Loury supports his assertions with academic literature I usually think of analogies in the ecology, including, behavioral...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-24-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,815
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: Science Saturday: Celestial Couch Potatoes (John Horgan & George Johnson)

1. Too bad Horgan & Johnson won't appear in future on BH dot com. Good things never last.
2. I understand that online NYTimes is planning to feature Bob Trivers in a front-page video and, later, a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-20-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,174
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: Images On Your Eyeballs (Noam Scheiber & Megan McArdle)

IMO Thread #5 (why it's so hard to stop being poor) should receive wider play--it's simultaneously amusing and insightful without being insensitive. Your segment reminded me of Dave Chappelle's...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-12-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,377
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: Science Saturday: Civilized Violence (Maggie Koerth-Baker & Jessa Gamble)

1. This podcast reminds me of Stuart Hall and Adrienne Rich because of Maggie's very precise use of words to dissect Pinker's language.
2. The linked article provides genetic documentation of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-10-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,377
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: Science Saturday: Civilized Violence (Maggie Koerth-Baker & Jessa Gamble)

1. ~10-15 y a Bobbi Low addressed the "Noble Savage" ideation empirically.
2. The "who is family" discussion may be interesting in context of philosophy's conventional distinction between what is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-29-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,435
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: Positive Cardiovascular Health (Robert Wright & Darwin Labarthe)

Mr. Wright: Bon chance re: The Atlantic position. Calculating and/or forecasting risk for cardio disease is challenging for several reasons. Perhaps the most important of these are gene effects &...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-11-2011, 01:43 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,038
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: Designed To Elicit Crazy Edition (Benjy Sarlin & Daniel Foster)

~3 mos ago I was in rural SE Iowa; Ron Paul signs were quite literally everywhere.

Am not a conservative but this diavlog held my interest.

Blog: http://vertebratesocialbehavior.blogspot.com...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-09-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,607
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: Science Saturday: War and Peace (John Horgan & Steven Pinker)

In addition to my earlier comments, the work of French & Raven (1959 etc) suggests several tactics and strategies whereby authorities might repress competition by damaging or non-damaging means (see...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-08-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,607
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: Science Saturday: War and Peace (John Horgan & Steven Pinker)

Possible alternate explanations: (1) Switch from damaging to non-damaging aggression over time/space (eg switch to "bourgeois" strategies, conventions such as treaties, negotiations and the like) as...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-09-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,133
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: Science Saturday: What's Reason Good For? (Dan Sperber & Darcia Narvaez)

I resist double-posting; however, it certainly will appear to many that Sperber's ideas might best be viewed as a component of Robin Dunbar's "social brain" theory.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-09-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,133
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: Science Saturday: What's Reason Good For? (Dan Sperber & Darcia Narvaez)

1. Narvaez appears to be reading from notes throughout the discussion, a convention that I find annoying.
2. Similar to Narvaez' suggestion that Sperber's ideas are "narrow", reasoning,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-02-2011, 03:53 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 28,029
Posted By cbjones1943
Re: Science Saturday: Egos on Parade (Robert Wright & John Horgan)

1. I found today's Science Saturday fun, informative, interesting, and thought-provoking.
2. re: your comments on terrorism, this recent article from Science may be of interest...if you haven't seen...
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