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Forum: Diavlog comments 08-19-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,632
Posted By vidal_olmos
Re: Percontations: Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Mechanics

bjkeefe: the original in Spanish is "tenía la cabeza tan pero tan pequeña que no le cabía la menor duda." (In English perhaps instead of "brain" as I used in the translation, it would be better to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-16-2009, 09:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 39,632
Posted By vidal_olmos
Re: Percontations: Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Mechanics

I don't think Eliezer is as intelligent as other, kinder bloggingheads.tv commenters judge him to be. He reminds me of an adage in Spanish that roughly translates to "he had a brain so small that in...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-16-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 49,268
Posted By vidal_olmos
Re: Economic Throwdown Edition

The "sexism" charge you perceive me as making certainly cannot stand. But my charge is not that the people who dislike McArdle (and lavishly praise Kerry Howley) are sexist; rather, it is that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-16-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 49,268
Posted By vidal_olmos
Re: Economic Throwdown Edition

I find myself in nearly complete agreement with Dean on almost any topic under discussion in this diavlog, and yet I can't help but feel that Megan is the victim here of latent (and certainly...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-13-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 33,178
Posted By vidal_olmos
Re: How's Obama Doing?

Why Wall Street bankers are not like pirates (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/17717?in=11:41&out=12:14).
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-15-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 60,756
Posted By vidal_olmos
Chapeau, Amjad

A lucid performance by Amjad, and a classy closing by Frum. Excellent discussion. I wish Amjad were up for a high stakes job in the Obama administration.
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-05-2008, 07:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 22,876
Posted By vidal_olmos
Re: Dreams and Nightmares

Just a quick point: Kagan did not win that debate against Bob, unless winning a debate is taken to mean displaying contempt. As a foreigner living in the US, it strikes me how easy it is for...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-22-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,631
Posted By vidal_olmos
Re: The Week in Blog: Prop 8 Aftermath

Nothing like catchy little phrases to dismiss the legitimate grievances of minorities. "Politics of narcissism," indeed.

A puzzle for those who--quick to take offense when others speak of...
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