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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-03-2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,637
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Forum: Diavlog comments 11-30-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 19,194
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Re: Dunkirk (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Good luck Bob. What you've done here has been wonderful. Thank you.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-22-2011, 02:39 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,874
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Re: Lessons Learned: Iraq War Redux? (Robert Wright & Heather Hurlburt)

Ok, for example, say the Iranian nuclear missiles were able to hit Berlin. They could declare that if the US interferes with their invasion of say (a newly democratic) Syria, then the Iranians will...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-22-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,874
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Re: Lessons Learned: Iraq War Redux? (Robert Wright & Heather Hurlburt)

MAD is only relevant for deterring surprise all-out nuclear attacks on homelands. But in an extended deterrence situation, nukes just add another level to the violence able to be threatened in order...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-22-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 21,874
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Lessons Learned: Iraq War Redux? (Robert Wright & Heather Hurlburt)

Great discussion. My comment is that Mr Wright argues that Iran is rational so it is no big deal if they get a nuke. I think this may be missing the point slightly. The problem with Iran getting...
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-14-2011, 02:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,815
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Re: Pass the Popcorn (Henry Farrell & Felix Salmon)

If you think Murdoch has power over British politics you should see Australia's. When Kevin Rudd was Australian PM one of his first visits to another country as PM was to see Murdoch.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-25-2011, 05:19 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,276
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Science Saturday: Indie Films, Drugs, and Free Will (John Horgan & George Johnson)

This is my take on free will: as self programming computers we have the option of changing our programming (thinking and beliefs that result in actions) when the results of our actions are bad. This...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-13-2011, 01:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,186
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Re: Academics Taking Consulting Fees

mmmm OK maybe I fired that comment off a little quick but think of it this way: If I was caught accepting money from students in return for giving them a passing grade I would be sacked. I cannot...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-12-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,186
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Academics Taking Consulting Fees

Wow. I can't believe that academics would consider going anywhere near Libyan money or that their uni's would let them. If it was in a slightly different context they would go to jail (think Arthur...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-04-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 27,687
Posted By Monkey Corp
Yay Matt's Back

Matt might be the last of the great reporters.
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-07-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 32,306
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Re: Science Saturday: Purposes and Futures (Robert Wright & Eliezer Yudkowsky)

I'm not sure if this debate got beyond bob saying there was a purpose (god) behind the emergence of the first life on earth and Eliezer saying if so where did the purpose (god) come from. Not sure if...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-05-2010, 05:56 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,904
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Am I wrong?

This is just awesome. All sorts of awesome.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-19-2010, 01:10 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,561
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: jerusalemite

lol, jerusalemite gives us a lesson in how to be a complete dick dick dick dick dick dick... head :)
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-24-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,909
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Monstrous Moral Crimes (Richard Kim & Reihan Salam)

Afghanistan is now completely about propping up the secular regime in Pakistan. If the idea of Iran going nuclear is a concern then the idea that extremists could take control of Pakistan that has 60...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-04-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,538
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Let's Go (David Frum & Jonah Goldberg)

This discussion revealed the difference between Frum, who appears to be a serious thinker grappling with how to actually solve national problems, and Goldberg who was revealed as simply a clever...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-25-2010, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,746
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: UN Plaza: Alleged Cover-Ups and Vivid Reports (Jacqueline Shire & Matthew Lee)

Matthew Lee could be the last of the great journalists
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-22-2010, 09:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,660
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Political Matter and Antimatter (Jon Chait & Ramesh Ponnuru)

The issue shouldn't be that middle class individuals don't pay enough tax, the firestorm should be that most of our large companies don't pay any tax at all. Check out:...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-17-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,474
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Science Saturday: Doomsday Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Check out Prescription for the Planet" by Tom Blees. A really thoughtful take on why new nuclear power plants are/will be clean and safe. Crappy title but a really important book. (I have no...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-17-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,474
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Science Saturday: Doomsday Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

The argument that alternative energy such as wind or solar can replace coal doesn’t understand the scale of what is required. If the rest of the world is to climb out of the abject poverty and have a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-09-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,996
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Tiger's Burning Plight (Robert Wright & Robert Cullen)

The lowest common denominator reporting that is simply school yard gossip writ large is why people are abandoning conventional printed and TV media in droves. It is so disappointing to have petty...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-25-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,388
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: A Diavlog Not To Be Trifled With (Robert Wright & Robert Kagan)

Just to clarify, the way I read the Google move is, Google hasn't caved to China, in fact the opposite, Google has stopped censoring on behalf of the Chinese gov. see:
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Forum: Diavlog comments 11-12-2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,135
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: (Possible Double Post)

Quoting bjkeefe:

And David, please, if you're going to represent us, work on the word choices. There were times I could smell the patchouli oil and feel the Birkenstocks sprouting. Attempting...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-12-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,135
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Lester Brown & David Roberts)

[QUOTE=DenvilleSteve;137781]the increased CO2 has a bad affect on the oceans
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocean_acidification[/QUOTE

You could potentially live without crabs, shellfish and coral...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-12-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,135
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Lester Brown & David Roberts)

Quoting policy wank: These are two pretty good posts by Ryan Avent explaining why the prospects of geoengineering, specifically pumping sulfur into the atmosphere, are pretty dubious and no...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-12-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,135
Posted By Monkey Corp
Re: Mobilizing to Save Civilization (Lester Brown & David Roberts)

What is the critical problem with elevated CO2 levels? It's approx 380ppm now, up 100 in the last 100 yrs. Even if got to 500 0r 600ppm the earth has regularly had levels far higher than this. Higher...
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