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Forum: Diavlog comments 09-12-2010, 01:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 19,549
Posted By maximus444
Abdullah Antepli & Hussein Rashid

Good diavlog. I would have loved to have heared a bit more on some of the cultural differences or "problems" as some people would see them even in moderate Islam. I'm a liberal atheist and I will...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-23-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,831
Posted By maximus444
Natural Law

Good conversation. Natural law seems a lot like a moral theory used to rationalize religious morals in naturalistic terms and therefore is incoherent to my eyes. Although utilitarianism isn't that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-02-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 32,069
Posted By maximus444
John McWhorter & Glenn Loury

michaelx,
How do you defend the blockade in Gaza? Imagine what this generation of Palestinian kids locked up in Gaza will think of Israel. Its a human rights issue, people are gonna get very...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-23-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,381
Posted By maximus444
Re: Science Saturday: Outsider Edition

I don't know whether this was meant as a joke or just an ideological rant. The question was "Whats the reason for reduction in war and deaths in conflict worldwide over the last few decades?" Its an...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-22-2010, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,381
Posted By maximus444
Science Saturday: Outsider Edition

Scott Atran attributes the reduction of war and general worldwide conflict to the US' defence budget being more than every other nations combined and the presence of the US military in over 100...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-28-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,203
Posted By maximus444
A View From Gaza

Ye the Europeans are the ones making Israel imprison the Palestinians right? We in Europe don't want the Palestinians receiving any "blue cheese" or controlling their own power supply right? Get real...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-21-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,577
Posted By maximus444
Jerry Fodor & Elliott Sober

Here's an excellent talk by Sober at Caltech from his website:

"Did Darwin Write the Origin Backwards,"

http://philosophy.wisc.edu/sober/AV.html
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-20-2010, 06:26 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,577
Posted By maximus444
Jerry Fodor & Elliott Sober

I thoroughly enjoyed this diavlog even though they stayed(argued) on the same point continuously for nearly the entire diavlog, just reframing it again and again.

I had never come across this...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-25-2010, 11:38 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 27,931
Posted By maximus444
Norse Mythology Edition

"Based on his rambling on climate change, he seems like the guy at the bar who knows nothing on every subject."

Tough critic. You must know a lot about climate change.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-13-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 22,927
Posted By maximus444
The Atheist Soul

After a few minutes in I heard this from Rebecca describing Spinoza's attitude toward nature: http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/25223?in=16:00&out=16:30

This view of Spinoza is the total opposite...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-28-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,913
Posted By maximus444
Re: 'Tis the Season To Be Giving?

"but he's dead wrong (in my opinion) about driving out local manufacturers as causing harm. Easterly knows how helpful free trade is, and the usual logical argument for that is that getting free...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-21-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 91,049
Posted By maximus444
One Man's Meat

After reading the first couple of comments I had to get a comment in.

From listening to these two for a while now the two of them are essentially atheist, secular, materialist, etc. In this debate...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-11-2009, 09:02 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 65,352
Posted By maximus444
Clash of the Civilized

The Iraq war was personal for Hitchens, he has stated before he was for the removal of Saddam Hussein long before either Bush thought about invading Iraq. But this goes against a lot that he stood...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-14-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,404
Posted By maximus444
The Week in Blog

I'm shocked I'm more aligned with Matt Lewis on these issues since I consider myself a bleeding heart liberal. Matt was a voice of reason in this diavlog.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-09-2009, 12:59 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 59,012
Posted By maximus444
He's Baaack (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

McWhorter conducted himself in the diavlog with Behe like a lot of people not expertly acquainted with evolution, especially cell biology. For me the embarrassing thing about the diavlog was that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-26-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 28,754
Posted By maximus444
Holding Up the Mirror to Ourselves

"Keep in mind that liberals are for the most part cowards."
Cowards stay at home and send young men and women in to fight and die.

"The enemy of the US is chaos in the Muslim world."
You won't...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-10-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,756
Posted By maximus444
Science Saturday: Kafkaesque Edition

The issue of Afghanistan is tough and divides a lot of people from all sides.
But I believe theres more good reasons to stay and go full force in Afghanistan and I just wish it wasn't just the US...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-13-2009, 12:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,252
Posted By maximus444
Percontations: Philosophy and the String Wars

Great diavlog!
When are we gonna see a proponent of String Theory ferociously debate an opponent of String Theory?
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-05-2009, 06:33 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 72,482
Posted By maximus444
Science Saturday: Mistakes Were Made

I missed the Behe diavlog, I'll be going back to watch it but I can't understand why he was paired with John McWhorter??
I'm surprised at Sean Carroll for leaving in protest, not that I'm...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-10-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,329
Posted By maximus444
The Economy of Attention

One of the best diavlogs I've seen.
I think I'll go to amazon now and buy Tyler's book, and a David Hume book.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-25-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 128,252
Posted By maximus444
Inside the Mind of a Creationist

I nearly fainted at the beginning when Nelson said he was a creationist.
But I watched the entire diavlog and was pleasantly surprised, I guess tolerance is the way forward.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-16-2009, 01:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,470
Posted By maximus444
The Evolution of God: Jewish Edition

Wow, what an asshole.
Keep these up Bob, their an interesting change.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-25-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 55,359
Posted By maximus444
Moving Cursor

Was Bob serious about subjects being able to move a cursor on the screen with their noodle?
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-12-2009, 07:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,990
Posted By maximus444
Depression

The rest of the world is waiting for the US to bring us all out of this depression.
I don't think Obama is the man to accomplish this but hopefully I'm wrong. Frum is getting a hard time from the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-08-2009, 04:20 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 49,046
Posted By maximus444
The Elusive Hand of God

These conversations are interesting as always (mostly). But as Karl said he's not coming at it from a scientific perspective but from a christian perspective and also doesn't seem to care much if...
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