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Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 01-05-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,465
Posted By T.G.G.P
Topics don't appear on the front page of the new site

Typically when I go to the front page of bhtv there are topics listed below each diavlog displayed. This doesn't seem to be the case now. I wouldn't expect it to be a fluke of my machine, but it's...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-30-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 19,188
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: The Bromance (John McWhorter & Glenn Loury)

My thoughts on the Putnam study, Be grateful diversity reduces trust (http://entitledtoanopinion.wordpress.com/2007/09/18/be-grateful-diversity-reduces-trust/).

A while back...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-03-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,435
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Positive Cardiovascular Health (Robert Wright & Darwin Labarthe)

The "golden era" of salt Bob talks about I thought was right now. Some studies have shown that reducing salt intake resulted in higher mortality and/or morbidity. I have not heard responses that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-25-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 21,047
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Values Added: The Whirligig of Time (Glenn Loury & Walter Russell Mead)

I often see Mead linked by Ilkka Kokkarinen (http://fourthcheckraise.blogspot.com/), but I've never read anything worthwhile from him. I also sometimes read Daniel Larison...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-20-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,552
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Science Saturday: Exercising Self-Control (Joshua Knobe & Roy Baumeister)

The question of a downside was interesting to me, because if something is beneficial in all circumstances you would expect natural selection to make it a "fixed" trait, rather than one that varies a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-15-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 13,258
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Values Added: Special Shame Edition (Ann Althouse & Glenn Loury)

It's not just an appearance from the debates, Rick Perry is not too smart (http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2011/08/rick-perry-is-not-too-smart/).
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-13-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,100
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Science Saturday: The Impractical Beauty of Nature (John Horgan & David Rothenberg)

This guy is annoying. He's not a scientist and is using stuff like "joy" as a semantic stop-sign (http://wiki.lesswrong.com/wiki/Semantic_stopsign). Scientists need to understand WHY birds enjoy...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-08-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,741
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Values Added: Salacious Details (Allison Hoffman & Michael B. Dougherty)

She's right that it doesn't make much sense for Occupy Wall Street to be taking a stand on an issue like Israel-Palestine. But O.W.S has always been exceptionally, even explicitly, inchoate. And it...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,540
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: The Big Interview (Karl Smith & Kelly Evans)

Maybe you're right.

When Karl questioned Kelly about a recent run-up in inflation she mentioned gas & food prices. But that sounds like a shift in relative prices rather than the general price...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,540
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: The Big Interview (Karl Smith & Kelly Evans)

Alright, one of my favorite bloggers. And props to Kelly (http://www.themoneyillusion.com/?p=11527) for responding to Scott Sumner. And now getting into bheads. Journalism has changed a lot.

Forum: Diavlog comments 11-06-2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,981
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Science Saturday: What Will Power the Future? (Maggie Koerth-Baker & Christina Agapakis)

From what I've heard, dumping iron in the ocean to create algae hasn't worked very well. I think it might have been because the algae die and then release CO2. But directly going after carbon could...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-02-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,288
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Worldwise: Live From Lahore (Robert Wright & Issam Ahmed)

The point I was trying to make is that there was no "Taliban along with the brave mujihadeen" at the time. The Taliban post-date the end of the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. Once the Taliban...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-02-2011, 10:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,288
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Worldwise: Live From Lahore (Robert Wright & Issam Ahmed)

"Helped create the Taliban"
Rather indirectly. The Taliban arose in reaction to the warlord era that ensued after the U.S helped topple the Soviet-backed government. Some history for those...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-11-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 16,612
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Darwinism and Libertarianism (Matt Welch & Robert Frank)

I was disappointed that the initial discussion of the "darwin economy" was so short. Matt seemed about to prod Robert into discussing why we should care about what MBAs spend on their suits, and then...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-08-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,607
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Science Saturday: War and Peace (John Horgan & Steven Pinker)

I live in Chicago. As bad as things are, they were apparently worse in the past.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-07-2011, 11:53 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 10,536
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Economizing (Suzy Khimm & Megan McArdle)

I'm closer to the Tea Party than OWS, but when Megan started saying it's more of a mass movement relative to the 1000 occupiers I thought, "What numbers do you have for the Tea Party?". I recall...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-06-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,186
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Killing Terrorists (Julian Sanchez & Eli Lake)

One can certainly make a very plausible argument about blowback from supporting the Pakistani regime (not that it makes more contemporary blowback-causing events less plausible), but I could also...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-03-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,141
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Worldwise: Addicted to Fudge (Henry Farrell & Alex Massie)

It seems like a never ending wait for the shoe to drop.

I hadn't heard much bad about the German liberals. Perhaps because I hadn't heard much about them at all.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-02-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,351
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Science Saturday: Invasion of the Synthetic Bacteria (Christina Agapakis & Maggie Koerth-Baker)

Great to seem them again. Also good to hear about some research one of them was doing in a lab now. They later bring up the need to communicate about science in practice, and that was an example. If...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-24-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 16,519
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Science Saturday: A Plan to Dye One's Whiskers Green (John Horgan & David Deutsch)

I'm reading Kuhn's "The Copernican Revolution" right now which tells the story of heliocentric astronomy. The impression I got was that the split between prediction and understanding went way back....
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-19-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,861
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Lessons Learned: The Creation of Terrorists (Robert Wright & Scott Atran)

I didn't expect this because I've learned from Atran and don't think Bob has much subject matter expertise, but I found his point out replaceability persuasive.

I watched this right after the John...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-08-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,093
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Who Regulates the Regulators? (Glenn Loury & Ross Levine)

I enjoyed the last Glenn/Ross diavlog even though I am now at a loss to remember what Ross actually said. Looking forward to this.

I'm not going to object to informal communication (don't even...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-03-2011, 10:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,491
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Science Saturday: Black Martian Linguists (John McWhorter & Joshua Knobe)

Cool diavlog. I recall asking before for McWhorter to talk more about linguistics. I just wonder what time period he's referring to with the Vikings. Does he mean Normans, because I thought they...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-01-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 15,061
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Values Added: Fawning Edition (Sarah Posner & Michael B. Dougherty)

Did we not have any environmental regulation before the E.P.A? Wikipedia lists some pre-1970 bills here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPA#Related_legislation). Sarah seems to elide the point about a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-29-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 16,551
Posted By T.G.G.P
Re: Science Saturday: Xenopsychology 101 (Daniel Foster & Jacob Haqq-Misra)

Jacob mentions Easter Island as an example of a place undone by its own exponential growth. But there is evidence that it's downfall was homicide, not suicide...
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