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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-17-2010, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,202
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Re: Polite Edition (Matthew Yglesias & Dan Drezner)

Even the biggest gnat is still just a gnat -- hardly worth straining at. If all those Republican ex-Secretaries of State are in favor of the treaty, and even John Kyl set a very meetable price for...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 21,700
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Re: All About Shariah (Robert Wright & Brannon Wheeler)

Wow! Terrific diavlog! Bravo!
I'd love to see Professor Wheeler on BloggingHeads again.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-12-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 18,727
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Fabian Way Stations (Joshua Cohen & Brink Lindsey)

Brink's overreach analysis of the Democratic loss leaves out the ignorance of the voters on the one hand and the Republican strategy on the other.
The healthcare bill was a moderate,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-04-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 36,674
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Looking Ahead (David Corn & Jim Pinkerton)

Wow! That really was a brilliant idea. I hope you guys will write an op-ed (or maybe it would be better to just quietly pass the idea along to the administration so they can pretend it's theirs,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-01-2010, 07:44 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 62,497
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Quinquennial Edition (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Happy Birthday, Blogging Heads! Hard to believe it's been 5 years already!

Mickey - two quick points:

1. Even pork is stimulus. You get stimulus just by paying people to dig holes and fill...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-31-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,929
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Science Saturday: A History of the Science of Altruism (Oren Harman & Mark Borrello)

Actually, I think Wittgenstein is in many ways quite easy to read -- at a superficial level, he writes lucidly and beautifully. It's harder to figure out exactly what he is doing. He's engaged in a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-31-2010, 11:52 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,929
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Science Saturday: A History of the Science of Altruism (Oren Harman & Mark Borrello)

Well, I wasn't sure what to make of whb's response. Your clarification helps a little, but I guess I still feel puzzled how it is much of an answer to my objections.
I criticized the diavloggers...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-31-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,929
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Science Saturday: A History of the Science of Altruism (Oren Harman & Mark Borrello)

How could I not be? I studied Monty Python before I studied philosophy.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-31-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,929
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Re: Science Saturday: A History of the Science of Altruism (Oren Harman & Mark Borrello)

Hi badhat (or do you prefer "harry"?),
Yes, Nagel did write The View from Nowhere and for a two-sentence summary, you are close. It's been a while since I read the book myself, but I would say that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-30-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,929
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Science Saturday: A History of the Science of Altruism (Oren Harman & Mark Borrello)

Thank you. I was aware that Wittgenstein was a philosopher.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-30-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,929
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Re: Science Saturday: A History of the Science of Altruism (Oren Harman & Mark Borrello)

The discussion about the more recent history of science was interesting, butthe discussion about the philosophical question of altruism at the beginning was really disappointingly bad from the point...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-24-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,693
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Michelle Goldberg & Jeff Sharlet

I don't think an imbecile could have put you down quite so effectively, Florian.
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-23-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,587
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: The Week in Blog: Political Theater (Jamelle Bouie & Conn Carroll)

I'm sorry, but I don't really see how what you say in any way points to a flaw int he argument I laid out.

Assuming that the theory is substantially correct, the actions of some (carbon emitters,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-23-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 9,587
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: The Week in Blog: Political Theater (Jamelle Bouie & Conn Carroll)

I wish Jamelle had pointed out to Conn that a disbelief in the existence of global warming does not follow from libertarianism.
The Kochs believe that if the public believe in global warming they...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-21-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,726
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Hating Everybody (Matt Welch & Tim Carney)

Fine, let's let small individual donors have some privacy -- if I give a few hundred to the Dems, I am hardly buying any votes. But if the insurance industry wants to persuade us that the healthcare...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-21-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,726
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Hating Everybody (Matt Welch & Tim Carney)

I was unable to find any evidence in there that the Obama campaign actually ACCEPTED any foreign donations --much less millions. The one instance where a foreign donationwas cited was a case where...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-20-2010, 11:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,726
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-20-2010, 10:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,726
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Hating Everybody (Matt Welch & Tim Carney)

I didn't get very far in this one. Glad to see no one is taking it seriously. In the first bit that I did watch, I had to wonder if they were really idiots or if they were just playing them on...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-16-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,557
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: To de Waal: Right Morality is Prescriptive -- now think that through

Hello Wonderment,
I don't think I'm arguing for anything "mysterious." But your response on de Waal's behalf continues to think entirely descriptively about "what humans do" rather than what we or...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-16-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,557
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: To de Waal: Right Morality is Prescriptive -- now think that through

That isn't going to work. First of all, to be moral is not just to have some moral motivations along with others. There are plenty of times when, though you are horny, you shouldn't act on that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-16-2010, 11:36 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,557
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
To de Waal: Right Morality is Prescriptive -- now think that through

I should start by saying I haven't yet read the Times piece, but based on what I have seen here and elsewhere, it seems to me that de Waal fails to understand the challenge that religious people are...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-16-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,557
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Evidence that Bob really is a veneer theorist IN THIS DIAVLOG

Why the emphasis on the word "consciously" in this clip (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/31538?in=13:04&out=13:41)

Bob concedes that we are not CONSCIOUSLY motivated by self-interest when we...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-16-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 22,557
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Bob, the veneer theorist

I've just gotten to the point where Bob denies that he's a veneer theorist. This should be interesting because I just don't see how he can deny it.
When I have had exchanges with him on the issue,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-09-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,418
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Juliet's further reflections

A rose called a "skunk" is not stinky
And yogurt renamed is no twinkie,
But, on tissues erectile,
What a different effect'll
Result when a cock's called a "winkie"!
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-09-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,418
Posted By Bloggin' Noggin
Re: Science Saturday: Language and Thought

An interesting discussion. The linguistic effects seem pretty minimal, really -- very far from grand claims that speakers of different languages live in different worlds. They're the sort of thing...
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