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Forum: Diavlog comments 11-28-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,435
Posted By Swamymaximus
Re: Positive Cardiovascular Health (Robert Wright & Darwin Labarthe)

Chris Masterjohn is indeed an expert. Listen to his lectures or read his writings. He can quote studies, conclusions and methodologies in a way very few can. You aren't going to find many people who...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-25-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,276
Posted By Swamymaximus
Re: Science Saturday: Indie Films, Drugs, and Free Will (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Why does Robert Wright - a serious thinker and a man who understands science - let John Horgan continue to blather on these episodes. It must be painful for poor George...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-06-2010, 11:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,416
Posted By Swamymaximus
Re: Identity Economics (Will Wilkinson & Rachel Kranton)

Sounds like an amazingly squishy, soft-brained and PC book.

For one thing, if you aren't willing to control for IQ when looking at disparities of group earnings, you aren't even trying to tell the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-10-2010, 12:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 30,203
Posted By Swamymaximus
Re: Beyond Nature vs. Nurture (Will Wilkinson & David Shenk)

Those who deny or play down IQ, g, heritability, IQ's population distributions and its reliability and predictive power are uniformly ignorant or knowingly make straw men arguments. They are as bad...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-07-2009, 01:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,187
Posted By Swamymaximus
Re: Percontations: Spiritual Warfare (Robert Wright & John Horgan)

Hey, Ken Wilber - enlightend or not - has a fantastic mind and and would be great interlocutor for topics such as these.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-19-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,946
Posted By Swamymaximus
Re: Science Saturday: Grand Theories

I don't mean to be rude, but John Horgan came off like someone totally unfamiliar about nearly everything he spoke about. This is coming from someone who enjoyed his book Rational Mysticism. He...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-30-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 37,239
Posted By Swamymaximus
Re: And You Know That We're Ideal (Farai Chideya & John McWhorter)

It wasn't fair to insult Sailer. The guy is bright and has the facts on his side.

Invite him on.
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-21-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 51,330
Posted By Swamymaximus
Re: Percontations: Evolving Explanations for Human Nature (Robert Wright & Joan Roughgarden)

Question: Why has Joan, who seems to feel comfortable critiquing evolutioniary explanations of human nature, not encountered or familiarized herself with the jealousy issues, which appear in every...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-20-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 51,330
Posted By Swamymaximus
RE: Sexual Selection

It would be nice to have Joan paired with Geoffrey Miller, author of the book "The Mating Mind". The guy is brilliant and that particular book was based on the sexual selection being far underrated...
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