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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-04-2009, 09:07 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,385
Posted By Paul
Books as gifts

Forgot to say this in the previous post... the problem with books as gifts, of course, is that for those who don't enjoy reading, the book is mere dead wood, while for those who do, the person may...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-04-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,385
Posted By Paul
Henry VIII Fiction

Hanna, you mentioned "Wolf Hall," apparently an historical novel about the court of Henry VIII featured Thomas Cromwell in a sympathetic light. Have you, or any one else here, ever read "The Fifth...
Forum: Diavlog comments 10-23-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,823
Posted By Paul
Why Are There So Few Blacks In The Cities Liberals Love?

If you look at a map of black population distribution by percentage of county (including maps drawn from the 2000 census data), you'll see that apart from a few outlier cities like Chicago & Los...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-20-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,558
Posted By Paul
Re: Clueless But Godly (Robert Wright & Daniel Drezner)

[ http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/20586?in=16:30&out=17:08 ]

Unfortunately I think this is false. Contemporary scholarship of the last few decades has questioned the assumptions and factual...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-12-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,863
Posted By Paul
Ich bin ein Blogginghead!

Apparently the Berliner / Jelly Doughnut legend is totally false. See here: [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ich_bin_ein_Berliner#Jelly_doughnut_urban_legend ].
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-22-2008, 06:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 16,614
Posted By Paul
Who is a hypocrite?

Regarding the various meanings of "hypocrisy," I've thought for a few years now that the word often gets abused (or grossly overused) and that it would be both more parsimonious and more charitable...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-15-2008, 01:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 15,803
Posted By Paul
One way to understand the solution to the Monty Hall problem.

For anyone else, like me, who finds it hard to understand why the non-intuitive solution to the Monty Hall problem (that one should choose to switch doors with a 2/3 chance of getting the prize) is...
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