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Forum: Diavlog comments 04-13-2010, 07:11 PM
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Posted By Runaway Horses
Re: Althouse Was Terrible for the SCOTUS Portion

I agree that her argumentation consistently lacks both cogency and coherence, often to such an extent that I find it very unpleasant to listen to her. I'm a lawyer and it was not so long ago that I...
Forum: Diavlog comments 04-13-2010, 04:55 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 24,391
Posted By Runaway Horses
Althouse Was Terrible for the SCOTUS Portion

I can't believe that Bazelon didn't push back at all on Althouse's SCOTUS comments. Althouse implied more than once that for Obama to nominate any candidate other than Diane Wood would be:
(a)...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-23-2009, 03:17 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 91,049
Posted By Runaway Horses
Re: One Man's Meat (Robert Wright & Christopher Hitchens)

Although Bob Wright isn't an atheist, I think he does a pretty good job of fleshing out a coherent and sound moral philosophy without reliance on the divine or some kind of "inherent morality." (I'm...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-23-2009, 03:04 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 91,049
Posted By Runaway Horses
Re: One Man's Meat (Robert Wright & Christopher Hitchens)

You are absolutely right, and I don't doubt that Wright would also agree with you here. Wright's stance is that religion has done both good and ill, and that it's not at all clear that, on the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 12-23-2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 91,049
Posted By Runaway Horses
Re: One Man's Meat (Robert Wright & Christopher Hitchens)

I finished listening to the podcast yesterday, and I think Wright destroyed Hitchens in this debate. Hitchens' chief debating techniques apparently consist of the following:

1) Throw in...
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