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Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 03-13-2010, 02:08 PM
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Posted By claymisher
Pakistan's Glenn Beck

Pakistan has their own crazed conspiracy theorist with a megaphone:

http://www.chapatimystery.com/archives/homistan/the_apocalypses_of_zaid_hamid.html

How about pairing up David Weigel with the...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 12-09-2009, 04:33 PM
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Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Judea Pearl wrote the book on causality (http://www.amazon.com/Causality-Reasoning-Inference-Judea-Pearl/dp/052189560X):



-- http://bayes.cs.ucla.edu/BOOK-2K/why.html

Maybe Cosma Shalizi...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 11-05-2009, 01:53 PM
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Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-15-2009, 01:49 PM
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Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Just looking at the subjects for today's Wilkinson dv you can already tell there's going to be a lot of pulling-it-out-of-my-ass sociobiological twaddle, right?
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-15-2009, 01:46 PM
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Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

We're in strenuous agreement!
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-15-2009, 01:45 PM
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Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

I didn't read the whole thing! Brad DeLong's take on it was that it was 98% excellent economic history, lots of great facts, and 2% specious genetical reasoning (guess what got the most attention). I...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-15-2009, 12:21 AM
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Views: 43,188
Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Clark's thesis was that the industrial revolution started in Britain because rich people had more children than poor people. Anybody who actually tried to do the math could see that it's impossible...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-15-2009, 12:17 AM
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Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Do you really believe that? So if I say GENEX is why blacks are poor you'll just give me the benefit of the doubt? Or if it's 1850 and I point to GENEY and say that's why the Irish are poor, you'll...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-14-2009, 12:30 PM
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Views: 43,188
Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

So what, you think Jews are genetically sneaky? Just kidding.

I don't follow you here. I'm not defending tradition! I'm not saying culture and society are unbounded by biology (I'm pretty sure...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-14-2009, 03:41 AM
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Views: 43,188
Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Anyway, reviews of Clark:

McCloskey
http://www.deirdremccloskey.com/docs/alms.pdf

Bowles
http://www.santafe.edu/~bowles/2007ScienceGeneticallyCapitalist.pdf...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-14-2009, 03:38 AM
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Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

I'm sorry if I was overly curt. It's just that I hate hate hate everything that gnxp represents. It's just another in a long line of moronic pseudoscientific essentialists -- "there's a gene for...
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-14-2009, 03:06 AM
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Views: 43,188
Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

You know Derb is a straight up "blacks are inferior" racist, right?
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-13-2009, 08:50 PM
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Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

It's true. David Duke can tell you plenty of interesting thinks about gene expression as well.
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-13-2009, 07:21 PM
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Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Why not just have Steve fucking Sailer do it. Hell, maybe David Duke is available too.
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 09-13-2009, 01:59 PM
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Views: 43,188
Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

I'd rather see Clark torn by apart by a population geneticist than flattered by a libertarian cyborg. I know which is more likely.
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 07-30-2009, 02:21 AM
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Views: 43,188
Posted By claymisher
Science Saturday

Tom Levenson, author of "Newton and the Counterfeiter" and blogger at The Inverse Square Blog (http://inversesquare.wordpress.com/). I think John and George have mentioned him before even.
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 06-30-2009, 02:14 AM
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Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Does anyone actually read these suggestions?
Forum: General comments on Bloggingheads.tv 02-12-2009, 07:50 PM
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Views: 43,188
Posted By claymisher
Re: New diavloggers we'd like to see

Simon Johnson!

He's a former IMF chief, and he's calling for the oligarchy to be crushed:

http://www.talkingpointsmemo.com/archives/2009/02/tpmtv_talks_to_simon_johnson.php
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