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Forum: Diavlog comments 05-06-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 46,182
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Riley Waggaman gets serious

"Donít be silly! Americaís young people emerged from their condos to celebrate Death. Too bad Leni Riefenstahl wasnít there with her Flip Cam." lol

But seriously, the author of that peice comes...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-06-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 37,422
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Single diavlogger seeks same for stimulating conversation

If anyone would like to record on the topic of Canada's new majority government, send me an email samuelphammond@gmail.com

Nothing too narrow. Just the election itself and the future of Canada...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-06-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 46,182
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Canada Election Vlogging

Osama bin Laden is stuck on a track with an out of control trolley barreling towards him. You and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed just so happen to be on an overpass watching events occur on a CCTV, and could...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-05-2011, 11:55 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 46,182
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Law, Power, and Bin Laden (Glenn Greenwald & David Frum)

This whole Osama story has gotten tedious. Canada just had a landscape changing federal election, on which David Frum could give an excellent analysis. Instead, it's virtually the same discussion of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-04-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 21,476
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Osama and Everything After (Heather Hurlburt & Eli Lake)

I'm surprised at the lack of BH commentary on the Canadian federal elections. There seems to be a consensus on the irrelevancy of Osama, yet it's still all anyone is talking about! Our conservative...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-10-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,557
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Science Saturday: Of All the Souls I Have Encountered (Robin Hanson & Brian Christian)

A quarter of the dialog is Hanson reiterating the fact/value distinction and naturalistic fallacy, with it being completely missed by Christian. There's nothing intrinsically bad about computers or...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-10-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,557
Posted By hamandcheese
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-01-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,873
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: The Week in Blog: Pols, Polls, and Poles (Bill Scher & Kristen Soltis)

My bet is that they tried to do something for April Fools and it buggered the flash player.
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-24-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,294
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Turkey Day Edition (Corby Kummer & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

Processed =/= crap.

The reason you consider it "crap" is precisely because its what poor people eat. Lower classes have tainted regular, processed foods for you by giving them the image as being...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-24-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 24,294
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Turkey Day Edition (Corby Kummer & Katherine Mangu-Ward)

The anti-foodscience hysteria is what you get when you mix scientific illiteracy with a burgeoning countercultural fad. Fortunately fads are cyclic, and in this case mostly on the margins. That is,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-12-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,858
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Fire

head = blown
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-25-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,992
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Bomb Iran? (Flynt Leverett & Reuel Gerecht)

Fair enough, Whatfur. I think the problem arose out of what someone called your word salad. I am use to picking things out of salads, but grapes and olives can look deceivingly similar in low light....
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-25-2010, 02:46 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,992
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Bomb Iran? (Flynt Leverett & Reuel Gerecht)

So Gerecht is more credible now because he's more unique? To whom do smaller voices speak louder? And are you conceding that Gerecht advocated intensely for a war with a conviction not based on...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-21-2010, 10:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,992
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Bomb Iran? (Flynt Leverett & Reuel Gerecht)

The parallel is not historical. The parallel is about his writing. Gerecht is trying to get us to trust his prediction that Iran will aquire nukes shortly, while we know that in the past his...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-21-2010, 01:11 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,992
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Bomb Iran? (Flynt Leverett & Reuel Gerecht)

The key quotation is here:

"[Saddam] has unceasingly sought weapons of mass destruction, and will in all likelihood have a nuclear bomb within a few years."

Replace Saddam with Khamenei and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-19-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,992
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Bomb Iran? (Flynt Leverett & Reuel Gerecht)

Kagan, Kristol, and now Gerecht. Why are all the people here in favour of bombing Iran also fatheaded bullies? I feel like they're the exact same people I would have hated and mocked in highschool. ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-07-2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 32,306
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Science Saturday: Purposes and Futures (Robert Wright & Eliezer Yudkowsky)

This is a great example (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/30013?in=33:53&out=34:41) of what I was referring to, regarding the problems of a normative AI. I agree that the I-Robot notion of AI rising...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-07-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 32,306
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Science Saturday: Purposes and Futures (Robert Wright & Eliezer Yudkowsky)

Has Eliezer ever considered that the AI might run its computations and come back in support of moral nihilism? Moral facts may not exist and if they do they may be universally false. How can we trust...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-15-2010, 11:23 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

Exactly. If you believe that only direct coercion is immoral than you have fallen for the trap my and Jim's posts have both warned you about. Based on the above quote, and the one where you reject...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-13-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

Your mugger analogy is seriously flawed. Trying defending yourself against mobsters and oligopolies, or price gauging of inelastic services, or "pre-existing conditions", or debt collectors and drug...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-13-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

If you want to say the 5 cent difference is on a spectrum of coercion, I'm fine with that, I just don't think its warranted much moral concern, in the same way I wouldn't consider a 5% sales tax to...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-10-2010, 11:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

Actually I would argue that even comparatively repressive regimes are only coercive by a casual chain. That is, their populations self-regulate and self-censor because of fear with very little direct...
Forum: Apollo diavlog comments 05-10-2010, 01:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 20,280
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: What are the philosophical merits of libertarianism? (jimM47 & hamandcheese)

I fully endorse and agree with Jim's post, the one that begins with "That distinction".

If you ignore the causal chain then the state is only ever coercive on the margins -- on those civil...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-06-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,416
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Identity Economics (Will Wilkinson & Rachel Kranton)

It sounds interesting but I hope this isn't another "Animal Spirits", Akerlof's (with Thaler) last pamphlet of poorly argued, dryly written, overstated, general-theory nit-pickery.

I admit this...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-28-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,232
Posted By hamandcheese
Re: Science Saturday: Sex, Pleasure, and God (Jesse Bering & Neil Sinhababu)

Seconded.

Your reply really cleared up the walking baby comment for me, however I still think its a non-sequitur. Any aspect of human psychology that comes hardwired is either there for an...
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