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Forum: Diavlog comments 10-20-2011, 09:35 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 26,105
Posted By Freddie
Re: Values Added: Expanding the Circle (Robert Wright & Peter Singer)

Hey Bob, maybe if you want to consider the moral world you should expand your site's foreign policy horizons beyond "people who have different rationalizations for why we should invade other...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-25-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 21,194
Posted By Freddie
Re: Values Added: Terror in Norway (Michelle Goldberg & Michael B. Dougherty)

Everything is already ideological; and even if it weren't, declaring something non-ideological is an inherently ideological statement.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-30-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 16,699
Posted By Freddie
Re: Independents Day (Matt Welch & Nick Gillespie)

Vouchers don't work. Vouchers don't work. This question has been asked and answered empirically.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-26-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,276
Posted By Freddie
Re: Science Saturday: Indie Films, Drugs, and Free Will (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Actually, a family friend drowns; the brother dies offscreen, at the age of 19.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-01-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,496
Posted By Freddie
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-05-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,571
Posted By Freddie
Re: How to Run the World (Robert Wright & Parag Khanna)

Khanna is the kind of person who terrifies me, because he not only thinks that he can project his preferences across the entire world, but that this should go without saying.
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-31-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,545
Posted By Freddie
Re: Commenter Court: The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown (Robert Wright & Aryeh Cohen-Wade)

Your binary is wrong; I never expect to convince anyone of anything, and yet I'm certainly not preaching to any choir. I fight with everyone, always, whether they think we're on the same side or not....
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-30-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,678
Posted By Freddie
Re: A Lot of Vibing (Robert Wright & Matt Welch)

Re: Where's the antiwar left?

Forum: Diavlog comments 03-25-2011, 09:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,097
Posted By Freddie
Re: Rave On (Robert Wright & Ann Althouse)

9/10 cruise missile liberals agree-- bomb Libya.

Never change, Bob. You're so wonderfully predictable.

I have a crazy suggestion: put Daniel Larison on to forcefully make the case against war...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-20-2011, 02:50 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,216
Posted By Freddie
Re: Libya (Heather Hurlburt & Michael Cohen)

Whoops! Heather was wrong-- it's only US aircraft dropping bombs.

Forum: Diavlog comments 03-09-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 11,460
Posted By Freddie
Re: The Long View (Matthew Yglesias & Noah Millman)

I just want to point out that there is 0 evidence (as in none) that what Michelle Rhee advocates is effective.
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-14-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 25,940
Posted By Freddie
Re: The Great Stagnation (Matthew Yglesias & Tyler Cowen)

Just settling down to watch this now. I have to say-- I'm socialist, and I loved Dr. Cowen's book. Loved it. Obviously, we disagree on many things, but I thought it was such a smart, necessary, and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-06-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,248
Posted By Freddie
Re: Science Saturday: Anthropological Perspective

Thanks for your correctives, boss.

Incidentally, I wasn't lying; I think that science deserves pride of place because it is the most demonstrably useful field of human knowledge. I'm not...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-06-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,248
Posted By Freddie
Re: Science Saturday: Anthropological Perspective

You're not really interested in pursuing this further; you're just interested in weighing in and then running away. Which is fine. It just reveals you to be a child.
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-05-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,248
Posted By Freddie
Re: Science Saturday: Anthropological Perspective

Anybody else finding this diavlog suddenly unplayable?
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-05-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,248
Posted By Freddie
Re: Science Saturday: Anthropological Perspective

It's hard for me to ignore my suspicion that scientists' dogged attachment to wearing the mantle of Really Truly True Truth is largely animated by personal and professional self-aggrandizement....
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-25-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,565
Posted By Freddie
Re: Flugelhorn Edition (Conor Friedersdorf & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

Man, it's true, the process for firing teachers is long and complicated. Almost as if the output of their labor is notoriously, uniquely difficult to measure empirically!
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-24-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,525
Posted By Freddie
Re: Special Composite Edition (Alex Pareene & Tom Scocca)

Pareene is my favorite. That is all.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-20-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,878
Posted By Freddie
Re: Holy Obamacare Repeal, Batman! (Jamelle Bouie & Peter Suderman)

But... but the Dark Knight makes no sense.
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-05-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,026
Posted By Freddie
Re: The $14.5 Trillion Dollar Question (Adam Serwer & Dan Drezner)

Dan Drezner's subservience to American power is remarkable, and embarrassing, but par for the course. What's truly pathetic about him is how deeply invested he is in being a member of the Church of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-30-2010, 01:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,407
Posted By Freddie
Re: Auto-Tune Me (Christopher Beam & Julian Sanchez)

Socialism IS still a threat, Chris Beam! A spectre is haunting America....
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-18-2010, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,844
Posted By Freddie
Re: Science Saturday: Discovery and Invention

By the way-- as an endorser of some of the wooly postmodern positions on truth and science that I know drive John crazy, I just want to say that a use vision of knowledge (as opposed to a truth...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-18-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,844
Posted By Freddie
Re: Science Saturday: Discovery and Invention

I just want to say that I love these two, and for a passionate but decidedly amateur student of the sciences, it's always a pleasure to here them chat.

I watched the part on whether anthropology...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-16-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 19,540
Posted By Freddie
Re: The Scandal of the Cross (Robert P. George & Cornel West)

This forum is filled with people who have never actually read anything by Dr. West, and have instead assimilated a prefabricated opinion of him. It isn't true, and never was, that Dr. West isn't a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-06-2010, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,681
Posted By Freddie
Re: The Future of the Internet (Tim Wu & Sarah Lacy)

Does it even matter to anyone that Facebook has never turned a profit? How can we go through what we've gone through with the last few bubbles and collapses without people catching up to the fact...
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