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Forum: Diavlog comments 11-22-2009, 12:05 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 59,577
Posted By Ideophile
Re: Nuance (Michelle Goldberg & Ann Althouse)

Derbyshire claims to be a terrible debater. I imagine he's a very calm, intelligent person who thinks deeply but is not so quick on his feet - not the best for a diavlog. It might work better if...
Forum: Diavlog comments 11-21-2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 59,577
Posted By Ideophile
Re: Nuance (Michelle Goldberg & Ann Althouse)

Has anybody noticed that Ann Althouse often brings some grudge to the diavlog and manages to bring it in to the conversation? This time she was getting back at Michelle Goldberg for the last...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-18-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 20,313
Posted By Ideophile
Re: This Diavlog Brought to You by the Color Green (Reza Aslan & Eli Lake)

When Eli and Reza are arguing over which political system provides greater choices, Reza is saying that at the final level, where you have 2 American candidates and 6 Iranian candidates, the range of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-17-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 25,066
Posted By Ideophile
Re: The Evolution of God (Robert Wright & Tyler Cowen)

Did you notice at the end when Bob talked about Tyler being godlike, Bob's face was suffused with a bright white light, while Tyler's was shrouded in darkness? Was this a proxy diavlog between the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-09-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 49,046
Posted By Ideophile
Re: Percontations: The Elusive Hand of God Hey Bob!!

1) Doesn't this mean that quantum randomness undermines the laws of physics? For example, if there are two molecules bouncing off one another, can one of them bounce in a skewed direction because of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-07-2009, 10:52 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 49,046
Posted By Ideophile
Re: Percontations: The Elusive Hand of God Hey Bob!!

Bob claimed that there was an opening for god to intervene at the quantum level. I don't see how that's the case, if physics at every level above quantum level is completely deterministic. If...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-31-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 43,356
Posted By Ideophile
Re: Question About Bob's Theory

Sorry, I hadn't seen the longer thread. Here are more thoughts....

Couldn't you substitute human groups for species in your thinking and come to the same conclusions, replacing xenocide with...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-31-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 43,356
Posted By Ideophile
Re: Question About Bob's Theory

I don't think cooperation here requires genetic relation. A symbiotic relationship could exist wherein the fortunes of one group depended on the fortunes of another group, and promoting the...
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