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Forum: Diavlog comments 09-19-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,797
Posted By mikec
Re: Values Added: Not Fanning the Flames Edition (Gary Laderman & Susan Thistlewaite)

But wouldn't it a lot more interesting if they actually challenged each other's assertions? Here is how this dialog went:

A. <unsupported assertion>
B. I totally agree. <another unsupported...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-19-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,797
Posted By mikec
Re: Values Added: Not Fanning the Flames Edition (Gary Laderman & Susan Thistlewaite)

A discussion between two people who don't seem to disagree on anything is just not very interesting.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-11-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,354
Posted By mikec
Re: Science Saturday: Child-Free Edition (Nina Paley & Mike Treder)

My wife and I watched this together and decided to have another baby or two to make up for Nina.
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,007
Posted By mikec
Re: Values Added: American Apocalypse (Michelle Goldberg & Sally Steenland)

Could these two be any more smug? Michelle can actually be interesting when she's talking to someone who challenges her, but this is so inane that it's just hard to watch.
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-31-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,254
Posted By mikec
Re: Eisenhower's Virtues

But that's my point exactly. Yes, on a personal level, one has no choice but to do what one thinks (estimates, guesses, rationally expects) to be right. But experience shows that that estimate is...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-30-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,254
Posted By mikec
Re: Eisenhower's Virtues

I hate to quibble about definitions, but I have a slight problem with this one.
Namely, by that definition, one can't really know when one is being virtuous because it's impossible to predict...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-30-2009, 01:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 18,254
Posted By mikec
Re: Eisenhower's Virtues

This discussion took a strange turn almost immediately and never recovered, as far as I am concerned. They both agree that whether an act is "virtuous" is almost entirely dependent on the intention...
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