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Forum: Diavlog comments 10-26-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 26,105
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Values Added: Expanding the Circle (Robert Wright & Peter Singer)

My favorite part of the dvlog is when BW gets all shroomy. I love Singer's response.

http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/39410?in=39:49&out=40:02
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-30-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 18,769
Posted By themightypuck
Re: the civil war

It seems pretty obvious that the south wanted to count everyone and the north wanted to count free people and they split the difference at 3/5ths.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-25-2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 33,027
Posted By themightypuck
Re: What Dawkins Meant

Exactly. The rest is Dawkins trying to lawyer his way out of his stupid remark.
Forum: Diavlog comments 07-23-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 33,027
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Science Saturday: Sexist Skeptics (Ann Althouse & Rebecca Watson)

I'm a liberal and I love Althouse. Moreso on bhtv where she always brings it than her blog which frequently annoys me with all the trolling. On the other hand, even handed is a death sentence in the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-26-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,276
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Check the comments

Thanks. I read the article and I still don't understand where Horgan is coming from. I can't get to where Horgan is at without a few sprinkles of religion or mysticism yet Horgan claims to be a hard...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-25-2011, 11:01 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 15,276
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Free Will

Concussions can do that.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-18-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,211
Posted By themightypuck
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-02-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,906
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Values Added: Religion, Sex, and Power (Amanda Marcotte & Michael B. Dougherty)

I used to run and get a runners high after about 4 miles of 7 minute miles. I never got the high when I was older and running much slower. On the other hand, shrooms are very effective.
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-02-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,906
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Is atheism learned?

Contra causal free will is almost impossible for me to buy into although I have a suspicion that buying into it is probably a good idea (for well being reasons vs truth seeking reasons). I'm a deep...
Forum: Diavlog comments 06-01-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,906
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Values Added: Religion, Sex, and Power (Amanda Marcotte & Michael B. Dougherty)

Speaking of Jessa Crispin, this site should try and book her. She is consistently interesting.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-19-2011, 02:37 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 25,062
Posted By themightypuck
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-17-2011, 02:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,304
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Dammit

Ahh. In that case I retract. Mea culpa.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-17-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,304
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Dammit

Of course not. I was merely pointing out that not only is DSK being accused of sexual assault but that the IMF is actually using someone's money to put up their leaders in appalling style.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-17-2011, 02:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 12,304
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Dammit

Well, who pays for these 3000 a night hotel suites?
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-14-2011, 04:57 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Science Saturday: Why We Get Fat (John Horgan & Gary Taubes)

I'm halfway through and so far I am very impressed. At this point it is pretty much a survey of the science and some 60 minutes style attacks on bad science.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-07-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Science Saturday: Why We Get Fat (John Horgan & Gary Taubes)

I think this is psychology. Once you hit a certain age the motivation to get down to fighting weight is somewhat diminished. When I got divorced I became lean and attractive right quick and later...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-07-2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,538
Posted By themightypuck
Re: From Consumer Finance to the Death of Bin Laden (Mike Konczal & Megan McArdle)

I noticed it three times although it might have been more. What kills me is that they both don't seem to notice.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-07-2011, 04:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By themightypuck
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-07-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 10,538
Posted By themightypuck
Re: From Consumer Finance to the Death of Bin Laden (Mike Konczal & Megan McArdle)

I'm going to send in a SEAL team to take out the next person who says Obama when they mean Osama.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-07-2011, 01:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Science Saturday: Why We Get Fat (John Horgan & Gary Taubes)

Once you start with the idea that people are looking for magic bullets it biases your outlook so that anything that doesn't jibe with the standard model is a magic bullet. This is known as attacking...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-07-2011, 12:36 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Science Saturday: Why We Get Fat (John Horgan & Gary Taubes)

I don't mean to be a jerk and I love Michael Pollan but that advice is 2/3 cute and meaningless. Eat food. Duh. Not too much. Duh, by definition. Mostly plants is debatable as HFCS is made from a...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-04-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Science Saturday: Why We Get Fat (John Horgan & Gary Taubes)

Well, I bought the book. Let's see if I can make myself read it (640pp--I got the older one since I hate paying more than 10 bucks for a Kindle book).
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-03-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Science Saturday: Why We Get Fat (John Horgan & Gary Taubes)

I really should read the book as well. I'm very skeptical of the 30% fat diet promoted by the powers that be (because, of course, that diet doesn't work for me) and I've never read anything...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-02-2011, 08:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Science Saturday: Why We Get Fat (John Horgan & Gary Taubes)

I don't think Taubes is saying calories are irrelevant. He is saying looking at calories is ass backwards. He also admits that carbs don't necessarily make you fat (as I stated above). He sees fat as...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-02-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,772
Posted By themightypuck
Re: Science Saturday: Why We Get Fat (John Horgan & Gary Taubes)

I haven't read any of Taubes books so I'm just basing this on my understanding of the dvlog and the NYT article and a Youtube video of Taubes lecturing at some conference somewhere. My sense is that...
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