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Forum: Diavlog comments 12-25-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 19,815
Re: Science Saturday: Celestial Couch Potatoes (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Bob:

I for one would miss blogging heads if it disappeared and would especially
mis Science Saterday. I look forward to hearing from George & John and their insights and personal travails.
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Forum: Diavlog comments 06-14-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,933
Re: It's all about the team

That's a wonderful quote attributed to Wellington apocryphal or not! I had forgotten it (it's been a long long time since I read "Finnegans Wake" in college literature class.

I suspect that...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-13-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,933
Re: It's all about the team

First off I reject your choice of adjectives describing our progenitors out on the African Savannah.

Secondly to answer your question: Presumably a clever turn of the wrist in flint napping or a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-13-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,933
Re: It's all about the team

Absolutely! Given the highly competitive human environment of NYC New Yorkers are certainly highly selected for their sophistication. How do the lyrics go if "I can make it there I can make it...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-13-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 23,933
Re: It's all about the team

Quoting Badhat Harry's e.o. wilson quote:

"marxism: wonderful theory, wrong species"
e.o. wilson

I think that this is the "Wrong Species" part real issue here with pol's sexual behavior.
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Forum: Diavlog comments 05-23-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,541
Re: Science Saturday: Ready for the Rapture (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Brendan:

I absolutely agree with your point about the eduction of women.

What got me so depressed is the article in National Geographic June 2011 issue by By Cynthia Gorney about Child Brides ...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-23-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,541
Re: Science Saturday: Ready for the Rapture (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Brendan:

Agreed: We should by all means give controlling Anthropogenic Climate Change our best shot.

I was feeling particularly pessimistic when I replied to your comment. I happen to be...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-22-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,541
Re: Science Saturday: Ready for the Rapture (John Horgan & George Johnson)

I believe you have it right, There clearly is enough data to confirm climate change and to conclude that it is in part of anthropogenic climate change.

Just exactly how climate change will...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-10-2011, 04:48 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,293
Re: Two Faces in the Crowd (Robert Wright & Mickey Kaus)

Brendan:

I think you are correct about the term "Arab Street" being a bigoted term
and agree that you use the other two terms as shorthand. I don't have any sympathy with the Tea Party movement...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-09-2011, 02:56 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,293
Re: "The Arab Street"

Bob says "It happens all the time" at 17:45 in the context of Regan dropping Marcos in the face of a popular uprising as a justification of Foreign Policy duplicity and disloyalty in this case.
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Forum: Diavlog comments 02-08-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 25,293
Re: "The Arab Street"

Brendan:

I agree with you about the term "Arab Street" and I'd like to add another term that I abhor namely "It's done every day". In the case of this diablog uttered by Bob.

I keep running...
Forum: Diavlog comments 01-15-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,299
Re: Science Saturday: Taking the Plunge

I found this to be a very disappointing Science Saturday.
John went off on a tangent discussing a subject which judging from what he says in the he knows almost nothing about. Not unlike his...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-02-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,801
Re: Bloggingpets

More Blogging heads Pets!

I find it quite endearing to see the pets of dialog participants appear on the screen. Seeing a cats tail cross the camera line of sight pleases me greatly as does...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-11-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,007
Re: You can feel the contempt from Michelle Goldberg

Interesting observation Jeff but one that has not been repeated in my experience.

I have heard the term "Fly over Country" mostly from New Yorkers and Californians of my acquaintance in the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-10-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 21,007
Re: You can feel the contempt from Michelle Goldberg

Stephanie: Thank you for articulating this so well. Michelle really appears to believe that the gentile conservatives all hate her and hate New York City just because they don't necessarily think or...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-29-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,839
Re: Science Saturday: Radioactive Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

John and George:

What we enjoy so much about your bloggingheads session is that it is the two of you informally "shooting the shit" about science and technology. Please don't change a thing!
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Forum: Diavlog comments 08-24-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 24,581
Re: Culture War on Islam Edition (Adam Serwer & Eli Lake)

I will grant you that honor killing is a stretch but certainly quasi "legal" governmental bodies like the Teliban and the Iranian "Islamic Guard" are not in that class.



One of the mean...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-24-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 24,581
Re: Culture War on Islam Edition (Adam Serwer & Eli Lake)

Agreed



To me it does not matter what religion honor killing or stoning is being practiced in the name of. Since I am a realist (infidel by the classic definition and to any faith including...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-24-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 24,581
Re: Culture War on Islam Edition (Adam Serwer & Eli Lake)

Actually I did not say anything about "White Man's Burden" as far as I am concerned it is also black, brown, yellow and red "peoples" (read that male and female) burden to eliminate the sort of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-24-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 24,581
Re: Culture War on Islam Edition (Adam Serwer & Eli Lake)

No I cannot identify an individual who defends the practice of stoning or honor killing in the name of multiculturalism by name, Not off hand anyway.

However I can name an number of people who...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-24-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 24,581
Re: Culture War on Islam Edition (Adam Serwer & Eli Lake)

Frankly it amazes me that people are focusing on the Islamic Cultural Center in NYC while the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Government in Iran advocate and carry out stoning of young women for...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-17-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,360
Re: Science Saturday: Pestilence Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Yes I can give you the link that got me started on this particular look into the dark side of the earlier days of research in the area.

http://www.bostonmagazine.com/articles/the_master_race/
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Forum: Diavlog comments 05-16-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,360
Re: Science Saturday: Pestilence Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

I think we agree on the above.

We got started in this discussion because I reacted to conflation (for humor) of controlling invasive species with illegal immigration.

What I am particularly...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-16-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,360
Re: Science Saturday: Pestilence Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Certainly one of the differences between Bonobos and Chimpanzees is violence and others are matriarchy and sex as a social lubricant.

I'm less interested in seeing Homo sapiens emulate our fellow...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-15-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 14,360
Re: Science Saturday: Pestilence Edition (John Horgan & George Johnson)

Ah yes! Bonobo and Chimpanzee cultures are wonderful analogies for Homo sapien culture, (they are closest living relatives).

You mention some of male chimps more aggressive traits (kill(ing)...
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