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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-15-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,274
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Christmess

I'm assuming your jesting. I do however (and I didn't get into this in my prior post), that there seems to be a sort of dispositional difference between liberals and conservatives on the issue of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-15-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,274
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Christmess

I was pretty grossed out by the arrogance they participated in here. As a full-on Christmas celebrating Atheist, who can't wait for the holidays because of the lights and aspirational humility and...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-04-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: The Blessings of Progressivism

Pedophilia I think is a perfect example of this. As far as we know, it can't be cured; it seems to be a sexual preference (for prepubescent children) much like hetero or homosexuality. While...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-03-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: The Blessings of Progressivism

Ah - but the argument of fatalism doesn't follow from determinism!
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-03-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: The Blessings of Progressivism

I think there may also be another argument for retribution in which there isn't an emotional satiation, but rather a sort of "social evening". I understand it to be a sense that the wrong committed...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-02-2011, 11:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: The Blessings of Progressivism

Oh, I'm completely in favor of making moral judgements. Morality is about human behavior, right? You wouldn't say an earthquake that killed thousands was immoral. But you would say Hitler was...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 12-01-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: The Blessings of Progressivism

This is probably the crux. Just like a wild animal, I don't believe that they could have chosen differently. I don't think that people with terrible mental illnesses who don't kill people do not do...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-30-2011, 11:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: The Blessings of Progressivism

"Open season" is entirely illogical. It confuses retribution with deterrence. Or, if you are going to murder 70 people, you sure as hell don't think, "Well, I'll only get 20 years for it, so why...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,616
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-27-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,616
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Kristin Soltis insinuates that Paul Ryan budget was real

Thanks for that. A much more fleshed-out theoretical framework than I would have expected. I think he's definitely on to something, but I also find it considerably lacking. It just doesn't seem to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-27-2011, 12:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,633
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Science Saturday: Blowing Smoke Rings (John Horgan & George Johnson)

I think this is right. But then we still have the problem of phenomenon that we can't really explain very well, and yet must start somewhere if we are to hypothesize - especially if there are...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-27-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,616
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Kristin Soltis insinuates that Paul Ryan budget was real

Well, I guess what I am interested in getting at is methodological. I had been referring to studies that had been done attempting to back up theories. Sowell's critiques might be insightful, or...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-26-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,616
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Kristin Soltis insinuates that Paul Ryan budget was real

Just curious, but does Sowell train his critique on his own side? As I mentioned, much of the research done on the subject seems to have come from left-leaning academics, or to support...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-26-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,616
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Kristin Soltis insinuates that Paul Ryan budget was real

"The right likes certainty, as opposed to nuance, "masculine" forceful presentation and domineering conviction, as opposed to "feminine" softness and passive listening, or "openness". These are...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-26-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,344
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Profile in courage: Oregon governor John Kitzhaber

Aren't those two different things? One is legal, the other moral. And governors actually do have the right to pardon. However I was only talking about the moral question of punishment in general,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-25-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,616
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Interesting DV especially on Gingrich

This critique of Obama from the right has fascinated me, ever since the teleprompter meme. There's obviously an enormous amount of bias in it, and I wonder how much identity politics plays a role. ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-25-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,047
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Values Added: The Whirligig of Time (Glenn Loury & Walter Russell Mead)

But how are shortened work weeks sharing the fruits? Certainly not with the employees - they would simply get less hours, likely disqualifying them from medical insurance.

Much of the savings has...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-25-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,047
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: It's not the Jews, but it is some Jews.

I agree. They should be allying with Republicans instead.
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-25-2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,344
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Profile in courage: Oregon governor John Kitzhaber

I assume you're calling a desire not to execute a weakness. I would say the opposite, that the desire to execute is the real weakness, the ease of giving in to what is likely the perfectly natural...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-13-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Like clockwork

Vindication! (https://my.psychologytoday.com/files/u47/Henry_et_al.pdf)
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-11-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,038
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Love the "Mittens is our Puppet" meme for conservatives

http://steliq.com/c/lm/a/a4/19850248_violin.jpg
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-11-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,956
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Values Added: Let's Talk Pizza (Adam Serwer & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

That's pretty much right. I don't think we ought to be worrying about whether enough blacks are losing low-paying jobs to immigrants, and rather how to help them achieve parity with whites. I...
Forum: Life, the Universe and Everything 11-10-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 525
Posted By eeeeeeeli
One of the benefits of being a liberal...

...getting to enjoy cream of the crop partisan comedy. (http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/4ecfd3a85f/herman-cains-campaign-promises-with-mike-tyson)
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-09-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,741
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Values Added: Salacious Details (Allison Hoffman & Michael B. Dougherty)

It probably goes to being one of these types, though, right? Big, powerful men taking really stupid chances - Clinton, Spitzer, Edwards, Weiner - doing really stupid things. Wouldn't they be the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-09-2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,741
Posted By eeeeeeeli
Re: Values Added: Salacious Details (Allison Hoffman & Michael B. Dougherty)

Only if you have nothing to be ashamed of. That's the question though. If you take a historical, progressive view of history, we've all had a lot to be ashamed of. The basic feminist critique...
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