Eagerly Anticipated

by Luke Muehlhauser on January 23, 2012 in News

Updated February 13, 2012.

Allow me to indulge in some anticipation…

My most eagerly anticipated books

My most eagerly anticipated films

What are you most eagerly anticipating?

Previous post:

Next post:

{ 96 comments… read them below or add one }

Steven Carr August 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm

EHRMAN in the interview

‘ If Jesus started out being thought of as a Jewish man who was a prophet, who some people thought was the Messiah—in other words he wasn’t thought to be God—how is it that by the fourth century people were saying he was equal with the Father and existed forever and created the universe? ‘

CARR
Fourth Century?

1 Corinthians 8:6
For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

1 Corinthians is not a fourth century work, and it claims that Jesus was the agent through whom all things came.

  (Quote)

Bill Maher August 27, 2010 at 11:36 pm

I am looking forward to:
Lawrence Krauss’ book on Richard Feynman
The Nature of Existence coming to DVD
John Loftus’ The Outsider’s Test for Faith
Boardwalk Empire (Scorsese having a tv show makes me squeal)
Richard Carrier’s book on ancient science

  (Quote)

Tomas Wallin August 28, 2010 at 12:29 am

My most eagerly anticipated book:

“A Dance with Dragons” by George RR Martin. Fifth book of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy epic. So good.

My most eagerly anticipated show:

“Game of Thrones”, the show HBO is filming right now based on the “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy epic. Winter is Coming.

Most eagerly anticipated music:

Next album by “Solution .45″ or when my friends playing in the garage band “Arm” will produce their first album.

  (Quote)

mojo.rhythm August 28, 2010 at 2:40 am

Most eagerly anticipated event: Waiting for UFC to come back to Australia.

Most eagerly anticipated book: Carrier’s Historical Jesus Double Volume Epic. Will definitely be a tour-de-force!

Most eagerly anticipated TV show: The next season of Sherlock (the new Sherlock Holmes is freaking awesome!)

  (Quote)

G'DIsraeli August 28, 2010 at 4:41 am

“The Good Atheist” by Dan Barker
“The Inbetweeners” third session
I love Amon Tobin :)

  (Quote)

Zeb August 28, 2010 at 6:02 am

Sufjan Stevens “The Age of Adz”

Bob Dylan “The Whitmark Demos”

Televison: “Antitheist Idiot Abroad” with Karl Pilkington

Book: “Acme Novelty Library” vol 20 by Chris Ware.

  (Quote)

exapologist August 28, 2010 at 6:05 am

I’m eagerly awaiting Ehrman’s forthcoming book, as well as Paul Draper’s monograph on the problem of evil.

  (Quote)

Márcio August 28, 2010 at 7:04 am

The return of Christ, absolutely.

:):):)

  (Quote)

Scott August 28, 2010 at 8:12 am

@mojo.rhythm:

Seeing Cain KO Big Nog wasn’t enough for you? Understandable. I was at 103 (Belfort/Franklin) in Dallas and want more. Bellator is coming to New Orleans the same day as the Saint’s first home game, and I’m not brave enough to go to NOLA that day.

I’m anticipating Werner Herzog’s 3D movie about prehistoric cave art.

  (Quote)

Hjalti August 28, 2010 at 8:36 am
lukeprog August 28, 2010 at 8:59 am

Hjalti,

Oh yeah!

  (Quote)

Robert Gressis August 28, 2010 at 9:48 am

Eleonore Stump’s 640 page treatment of the problem of evil, Wandering in Darkness, which comes out (supposedly) in August.

  (Quote)

exapologist August 28, 2010 at 11:18 am

Eleonore Stump’s 640 page treatment of the problem of evil, Wandering in Darkness, which comes out (supposedly) in August.

Been waiting for that one, too!

  (Quote)

lukeprog August 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Oh yeah, I third Wandering in Darkness.

  (Quote)

almost.chris August 28, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I’m looking forward to a second episode of Counter-Apolegitics.

  (Quote)

mojo.rhythm August 28, 2010 at 5:21 pm

almost.chris,

Ditto!

  (Quote)

lukeprog August 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm

almost.chris,

Heh.

  (Quote)

Waldheri August 29, 2010 at 5:37 am

Film: BLACK SWAN by Darren Aronofsky

  (Quote)

lukeprog August 29, 2010 at 7:30 am

Waldheri,

No doubt!

  (Quote)

G'DIsraeli August 29, 2010 at 7:38 am

Just a question…does someone have an idea if William Rowe’s book “Introduction to philosophy of religion” has a considerable difference between the fourth (2006) and third edition (2000). Will help me much! thank you :)

  (Quote)

G'DIsraeli August 29, 2010 at 7:41 am

And by the way I’m anticipating that postcast concerning PoMo :)

  (Quote)

josef johann August 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Dearly dearly waiting for Circle Takes The Square’s new album. I think it might be called Ritual of Names. I’ve only been waiting for seven or so years, and checking their blog once a week for the past three. I’m sure it will be out by 2015 :).

For all the screamo/post hardcore music out there, you normally see a tradeoff between intricacy/sophistication and production quality, and you only see the true beauty of it in live shows. This is thankfully not the case with CTTS.

  (Quote)

josef johann August 29, 2010 at 4:33 pm

And Same Shade of Concrete (song I linked to) is a pretty atheistic song.

  (Quote)

Charles August 30, 2010 at 12:32 am

The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson

Kalak rounded a rocky stone ridge and stumbled to a stop before the body of a dying thunderclast. The enormous stone beast lay on its side, riblike protrusions from its chest broken and cracked. The monstrosity was vaguely skeletal in shape, with unnaturally long limbs that sprouted from granite shoulders. The eyes were deep red spots on the arrowhead face, as if created by a fire burning deep within the stone. They faded.

Even after all these centuries, seeing a thunderclast up close made Kalak shiver. The beast’s hand was as long as a man was tall. He’d been killed by hands like those before, and it hadn’t been pleasant.

Of course, dying rarely was.

  (Quote)

Emil Karlsson August 30, 2010 at 6:12 am

Stenger’s “The Fallacy of Fine-tuning: Why the Universe Is Not Designed for Us”.

  (Quote)

Taranu September 2, 2010 at 11:57 pm

Talking about anticipation. Hawking will publish a new book entitled: The Grand Design. In it he argues that God did not create the Universe.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100902/lf_nm_life/us_britain_hawking

  (Quote)

Sup September 3, 2010 at 3:59 pm

J. P. Holding’s big book on the resurrection has just come out:
http://www.amazon.com/Defending-Resurrection-James-Patrick-Holding/dp/1609576543/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1

  (Quote)

Rob January 2, 2011 at 6:13 pm

TV: Mad Men season 5, Rubicon season 2

Movies: The Eagle, Super 8, Of Gods and Men, Contagion

Games: Portal 2

  (Quote)

Zak January 2, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Bart Ehrman’s book “Forged.”
Michael Shermer’s book, “The Believing Brain.”
VS Ramachandran’s book, “The Tell-Tale Brain.”

As for movies, COWBOYS AND ALIENS, WOOO!!!!

  (Quote)

Zak January 2, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Taranu,

That book is already out (and has been for a few months). Check amazon. Though, that’s not really what the book is about.

  (Quote)

Bill Maher January 2, 2011 at 7:18 pm

The End of Christianity (ed) John W Loftus
Richard Carrier’s book on Bayes & history
Richard Dawkins’ childrens book about scientific wonder (I am a dad)
Michael Shermer’s the Believing Brain
Yudkowsky’s book (didn’t even know about it :D)

  (Quote)

Shane Steinhauser January 2, 2011 at 8:04 pm

No fair, I was planning on using probability theory to show that it is more likley that the Gospel writers were lying or mistaken than Jesus rose from the grave. Carrier seems to be beating me to the punch, and with a book to boot! I look forward to it. Too bad most Christians will discount Carrier’s book (and rightly so) on account on his Jesus mythicism.

  (Quote)

Joel January 2, 2011 at 11:53 pm

“A Dance with Dragons” by George RR Martin. Fifth book of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” fantasy epic. So good.

Here’s hoping that G. R. R. Martin doesn’t do a Robert Jordan, a possibility that the man himself has wrily acknowledged.

  (Quote)

Jake de Backer January 3, 2011 at 2:10 am

Tomas

Can’t tell you what the flood of elation that poured over me felt like when I read that there was another Solution .45 fan on this page. Just one of those bands that deserves Beatles-like cred in the Death Metal scene. Anyway, if you know of any other bands with a similar sound (i.e. Scar Symmetry, Soilwork, Mercenary, etc.) please do let me know!

Rob

Hate to be the bearer here but that show was canceled. No season 2 in the works.

J.

  (Quote)

Rob January 3, 2011 at 7:46 am

Thanks Jake, I will cease anticipating Rubicon and substitute Sherlock, which I started watching last night thanks to mojo.rhythm’s endorsement. Bangin’ good show.

  (Quote)

Adam January 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm

How to Actually Change Your Mind and The Basics of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky

Are those indeed the (working) titles? I can’t recall him having mentioned those anywhere (I mean, I know “How to Actually…” is one of the Sequences, but I hadn’t heard it mentioned as a book title). Before it split into two books, he told me the working title was “The Art of Rationality”, but I hadn’t heard anything since.

I liked “The Art of Rationality” more than “The Basics of Rationality”. I hope the former title is still involved, maybe as a title for the whole series (consisting of these two, and maybe others later?).

  (Quote)

Luke Muehlhauser January 3, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Adam,

Those are working titles as far as I know, from a conversation I had with Eliezer. But actually, I think I have the second one wrong. I’ll change it.

  (Quote)

Jason January 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I’m glad that “Synecdoche, New York” was able to meet your high expectations. I wanted to like it. I really did. But in the end, for me it was little more than a modern version of the far superior “8 1/2.”

  (Quote)

Ryan March 14, 2011 at 10:59 am

Divinity of Doubt: The God Question by Vincent Bugliosi. Bugliosi is the lawyer who prosecuted Charles Manson and the author of “The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder”. I think he’s a very sharp and original thinker, and that’s why I’m looking forward to reading what he has to say about religion. Apparently he argues for agnosticism.

The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning by Victor Stenger. A revised, book-length critique of the fine tuning argument by physicist Victor Stenger.

The End of Christianity by John Loftus. I mean, just look at the table of contents:
https://sites.google.com/site/theendofchristianity/table-of-contents

Forged by Bart Ehrman.

  (Quote)

Luke Muehlhauser March 14, 2011 at 11:08 am

Ryan,

Yes, if I still cared about religion. :)

The reason Carrier is on there is for the methodology stuff, not the Jesus stuff.

Also: Are you going to post an index for your McGrews series?

  (Quote)

cl March 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Luke,

But the main reason I wrote this post is to ask: What are you most eagerly anticipating?

Among other things, I’m waiting for you and Alonzo to finally show us the money regarding desirism, after a loooooong, slow dance that’s lasted upwards of two years.

Oh, the results of the AWARE study, not that they would matter to those already convinced. ;)

  (Quote)

Mike March 14, 2011 at 5:54 pm

White-Luck Warrior, fifth book in R. Scott Bakker’s Prince of Nothing/Aspect-Emperor series. Awesome epic fantasy informed by modern neuroscience and philosophy. Anasurimbor Kellhus is a rationalist hero!

  (Quote)

God March 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm

Christopher Hitchen’s death.

  (Quote)

Esteban R. (Formerly Steven R.) March 14, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Who needs an examination of the Problem of Evil when we have this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UmotTE-VlY&feature=player_embedded

Okay, that out of the way, I’m most looking forward to The Shins and Fleet Foxes albums that should be coming out.

And the NC-17 World Cup.

  (Quote)

Luke Muehlhauser March 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm

cl,

If somebody wants to pay us to do that full time, I will not object…

  (Quote)

Esteban R. (Formerly Steven R.) March 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Who needs an examination of the Problem of Evil when we have this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UmotTE-VlY&feature=player_embeddedOkay, that out of the way, I’m most looking forward to The Shins and Fleet Foxes albums that should be coming out.And the NC-17 World Cup.  

*U-17 World Cup loool

  (Quote)

cl March 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Luke,

If somebody wants to pay us to do that full time, I will not object…

Weak. Nobody pays you full time to pontificate on AI.

  (Quote)

Bret August 16, 2011 at 11:38 am

Looking forward to:
Season 6 of Dexter
Conversations from the PBD
September Elk rut in Montana

  (Quote)

paul corrado August 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm

i am looking forward to your podcast coming back!!!

  (Quote)

Joseph Johnson X August 16, 2011 at 3:56 pm

Well, it’s not a book or a movie, but I can’t wait for the debate between WLC and Stephen Law.

  (Quote)

John Smith August 16, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Well, it’s not a book or a movie, but I can’t wait for the debate between WLC and Stephen Law.

Do you have a link to all the details regarding the debate?

  (Quote)

flavio August 16, 2011 at 5:03 pm

Luke, can you clarify whats the difference of implicite/negative atheism to agnosticism to me?
Does absence of evidence provide evidence of absence or in the lack of positive evidence for atheism we should assume a equipropability between god’s existence and inexistence?

  (Quote)

josefjohann August 16, 2011 at 6:36 pm
Joseph Johnson X August 16, 2011 at 9:08 pm

http://stephenlaw.blogspot.com/ <– details on the debate

  (Quote)

Reginald Selkirk August 17, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Godot.

  (Quote)

Reginald Selkirk August 17, 2011 at 1:14 pm

flavio: Does absence of evidence provide evidence of absence or in the lack of positive evidence for atheism we should assume a equipropability between god’s existence and inexistence?

Lack of positive evidence for atheism? You mean like the lack of positive evidence for a-Clausism?

  (Quote)

Tony Hoffman August 17, 2011 at 6:20 pm

- The first Tintin movie. (Tintin fans all think that we alone uniquely understand the genius of the series; I would never, ever want to have to produce that movie, because it’s front-loaded with an audience of about 500 million who are prepared to hate it. Still, I’m sooo curious about all the choices they had to make.)
- The next Winter Olympics 4×4 Cross country team relay.
- Something new from Modest Mouse. I’m curious what those guys have been up to.

  (Quote)

Jacopo August 18, 2011 at 7:38 am

A peer-reviewed overview of the basic ideas that underpin ‘Less Wrong philosophy’, aimed at an intelligent lay audience. That is, an alternative to telling people to read half a million words of sequences (‘read the Koran in Arabic or you will not truly understand’).

The sort of thing that quantum physicists, evolutionary biologists, neuroscientists and professional philosophers have been able to write for decades, and which ‘Less Wrong’ would probably need to produce if they wanted to really make an impact beyond a core following measured in thousands and not millions.

Yudkowsky’s books look like a step in the right direction. I’ll have to see when/if they come out.

  (Quote)

Rob August 21, 2011 at 6:50 am

Stephen Law vs. WLC? Law is an excellent writer, but an ineffective public speaker. This could be ugly.

  (Quote)

el ninio August 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

God in the Age of Science? A Critique of Religious Reason by Herman Philipse

http://exapologist.blogspot.com/2011/06/god-in-age-of-science-critique-of.html

  (Quote)

Earl September 17, 2011 at 11:40 am

“What are you most eagerly anticipating?”

My 4th dump of the day.

Luke, since you post about workouts on your twitter account, do you use a lot of fiber? Any fiber loaded products that you use? Is the LW community a group of healthy eaters? It is hard to tell as some of them are rather pudgy. Fiber and regular bowel movements can help.

  (Quote)

Thomas September 18, 2011 at 3:40 am

Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism by Alvin Plantinga, published by Oxford University Press, should be interesting.

  (Quote)

Sblast September 19, 2011 at 1:46 am

Quine Versus Davidson, Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Baumeister, Why Religion is Natural and Science is Not, You Are Not So Smart, A Universe from Nothing, Truth by Analysis, Naturalism Without Mirrors and many other…

  (Quote)

Maui Mike September 29, 2011 at 4:15 pm

“Christian Apologetics” by Douglas Groothuis, PhD
A book that could be the gold standard in apologetics for years to come.

  (Quote)

Michael September 30, 2011 at 8:52 am

I agree with maui that Groothuis’ book should be good.
But I’m most excited about getting the Blackwell Companion to Natural Theology in paperback around the beginning of october, MUCH cheaper than the hardback.
http://www.amazon.com/Blackwell-Companion-Natural-Theology/dp/1444350854/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1317397871&sr=8-1

  (Quote)

Paulus September 30, 2011 at 10:28 am

“Christian Apologetics” by Douglas Groothuis, PhD
A book that could be the gold standard in apologetics for years to come.

Allow me to be the third to show his enthusiasm for this magnum opus.
The man knows probability theory, Bayes, Solomonoff, game theory, evolutionary biology, has a PhD in philosophy and he is a staunch defender of the Faith.

  (Quote)

EndangeredCults October 1, 2011 at 1:01 am

@God

I’m looking forward to when (in your omniscience) you follow through on your post and accidentally kill some poor Chris Hitchen, and spare Hitchens.

I know he is a threat to your future, I’m happy to see you realize that. Also happy to see you haven’t changed; still a sadistic, death-loving moron.

  (Quote)

EndangeredCults October 1, 2011 at 1:08 am

@cl

Weak. I’m pretty sure he’s allowed to pontificate on whatever he pleases, without taking orders from attention-hungry trolls.

  (Quote)

bin October 1, 2011 at 5:19 am

I’m eagerly awaiting Ehrman’s forthcoming book, as well as Paul Draper’s monograph on the problem of evil.

Haha,problem of evil don’t exist,because :
1.God said human don’ die ,only body.human soul is immortal and if you don’t know what will happen after that body die you can’t tell there is evil.You can’t judge a book only after 5 pages(this life) if you don’t know nothing about the rest of 295 pages.
2.To prove God is evil you first have to prove that people “killed” by God aren’t in fact just a cancer cut by doctor. I wish you luck to prove that.

  (Quote)

Clarence October 1, 2011 at 3:43 pm

“Christian Apologetics” by Douglas Groothuis, PhD
A book that could be the gold standard in apologetics for years to come.

Agreed. Easily the most impressive looking book of apologetics to come out in a decade. It will change how cumulative case apologetics is done. Plenty of probability theory and Bayes in there.

  (Quote)

Joe Brooks October 11, 2011 at 2:04 pm

I will be releasing my new book, entitled The Four Pillars of the Kingdom” in the next few weeks. It is, not only a response to some of the metaphysical arguments of the so-called “New Athiests”, but also a call to believers to take their faith very serious in way that many of us do not. You can read a small excerpt on my website at:

http://bit.ly/qWrueX

I would love to hear your thoughts on the excerpt!
Thanks,
Joe Brooks

  (Quote)

Alexandros Marinos October 25, 2011 at 11:37 pm

  (Quote)

Manhood Singularity October 26, 2011 at 9:06 am

Or are they? – http://lesswrong.com/lw/78s/help_fund_lukeprog_at_siai/

I love reading that thread just to see Silas Farta cry and whimper about not getting enough attention and how he is too important to be polite.

Luke handled that chump.

  (Quote)

mojo.rhythm October 27, 2011 at 9:12 pm

I’m looking very forward to a new book by Robin Hahnel, coming out in the next 6 months. He told me he will be developing Sraffa’s modern surplus approach to price formation, giving it robust logical and mathematical foundations. Moreover, it will attempt to sketch a synthesis between Sraffian microeconomics and Post-Keynesian macroeconomics. I’m excited!

  (Quote)

joseph November 10, 2011 at 3:28 am

Recommenf 19Q4 by Haruki Murakami

  (Quote)

immaccon November 10, 2011 at 5:16 am
immaccon November 17, 2011 at 7:27 am

As a Christian, what makes your faith different than that of a Muslim, a Hindu, or even the “non-faith” of an atheist? Are we able to properly explain our faith to each other, let alone someone who is desperately in need of the healing power of the forgiveness of Jesus Christ? The Four Pillars of the Kingdom is an attempt to help us do just that by laying the groundwork, in an accessible manner, of what it means to be a Christian. The pillar of belief: why do we believe as we do? The pillar of knowledge: how we obtain our knowledge through scripture, prayer and even praise. The pillar of life: what is the proper Christian life and how our actions represent Christ to the rest of the world. And the pillar of love: how all love comes from God and should flow from us to those around us. The Four Pillars of the Kingdom will challenge your relationship with Jesus but, in doing so; make it stronger and closer than you ever thought possible
.
Available now on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats.

http://bit.ly/joesbookshelf

  (Quote)

immaccon Smells FARTS November 18, 2011 at 11:59 am

Available now on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats.
http://bit.ly/joesbookshelf

LOL. Luke starts a thread asking what people are most looking forward to and immaccon/Joe Brooks takes it as an opportunity to repeatedly shill his book.

Apparently, shilling is the equivalent of evangelism. Pimpin’ ain’t easy, Joe “Daddy” Brooks. The Big Pimp Daddy (God) must be proud.

  (Quote)

immaccon November 22, 2011 at 7:56 am

“Stephen Hawking said that “the greatest enemy of knowledge isn’t ignorance; it’s the illusion of knowledge.” I propose that the New Atheists and their philosophical forebears and compatriots are a prima facia case for that contention. For, although reason cannot prove that there is a God, otherwise faith would be unneeded, reason, and the continuing accumulation of supporting evidence, does lend weight to the fact that our faith is reasonable.”

Excerpted from the Four Pillars of the Kingdom
Available now on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats.

http://bit.ly/joesbookshelf

  (Quote)

Shamel November 22, 2011 at 9:09 am

Excerpted from the Four Pillars of the Kingdom
Available now on Amazon in Kindle and paperback formats.

Is it a coincidence that Joe Brooks’ user name “immaccon” could also be read as “Im A Con”?
Now that is a commitment to biblical humility and truth.

  (Quote)

imamccon November 22, 2011 at 10:28 am

Is it a coincidence that Joe Brooks’ user name “immaccon” could also be read as “Im A Con”?Now that is a commitment to biblical humility and truth.

Very creative, perceptive and funny! Hahahahahaha! Good times, good times.

  (Quote)

josefjohann November 26, 2011 at 5:06 pm

I’ll add Carl Craver and Lindley Darden’s book In Search of Mechanisms: Discoveries Across the Life Sciences. 2012, maybe?

  (Quote)

Scott November 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Luke,

I watched a video of Mike Judge answering questions from fans of Beavis and Butt-head at Comic-con. One of the questioners sounded exactly like you (based on conversations from the pale blue dot). He asked about always seeing Beavis’ face from the side. Was that you? If so, that was cool. Heh heh heh….

  (Quote)

freddy November 29, 2011 at 10:45 pm

My copy of Colin McGinn’s Truth by Analysis showed up last week, about a month before I expected it.

It is only around 170 pages, of which I’ve read about 30. McGinn argues that philosophy is the a priori search for essences – it is not a species of empirical inquiry, and it is not methodologically comparable to the natural sciences.

This is riveting reading for me. There aren’t many as prominent as McGinn arguing for conceptual analysis. I’m wondering where my views will land after I digest this book.

  (Quote)

Tarun December 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm

David Wallace’s book on the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics is expected in Spring 2012: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~mert0130/books-emergent.shtml

Wallace has a thorough knowledge of physics coupled with impressive philosophical sophistication. He really is the best writer on the foundations of quantum mechanics. Having read almost all of his papers, I can guarantee the book will be amazing.

  (Quote)

Mike Gantt January 24, 2012 at 11:44 am

The word of the Lord.

  (Quote)

LarryBudMelman January 24, 2012 at 11:55 am

For fiction, The Painful Occupation and the upcoming City of Refuge series.

Otherwise, anything by Dr. Seuss.

  (Quote)

Timbo January 24, 2012 at 2:14 pm

The word of the Lord.

Is that a fantasy novel like The Lord of the Rings?

  (Quote)

Stephen R. Diamond January 25, 2012 at 10:27 am

cl,

If somebody wants to pay us to do that full time, I will not object…

But you’re Executive Director! [caps mandatory]

  (Quote)

Ken Ngueyn January 25, 2012 at 11:21 am

But you’re Executive Director! [caps mandatory]

That post was made PRIOR to his appointment as Executive Director, son.

Okay, boy?

  (Quote)

cindy January 25, 2012 at 11:25 am

But you’re Executive Director! [caps mandatory]

LOL! Luke made that comment in March 2011. Luke became director in November 2011.

EPIC FAIL.

  (Quote)

Martin January 25, 2012 at 12:30 pm

But you’re Executive Director! [caps mandatory]
LOL! Luke made that comment in March 2011. Luke became director in November 2011.
EPIC FAIL.

Stephen R. Diamond’s face meet Stephen R. Diamond’s palm.

  (Quote)

Stephen R. Diamond January 25, 2012 at 10:12 pm

That post was made PRIOR to his appointment as Executive Director, son.

Okay, boy?

So, am I to assume he’s taken his offer off the table? [You _really_ don't need to capitalize executive director when it isn't used as Luke's title.]

  (Quote)

Lucinda January 26, 2012 at 7:59 am

So, am I to assume he’s taken his offer off the table? [You _really_ don't need to capitalize executive director when it isn't used as Luke's title.]

Sounds like someone is desperate to one up Luke. Sad.

  (Quote)

Stephen R. Diamond January 27, 2012 at 11:51 am

One up _Luke_? What, are you his surrogate? That “sad” state of affairs occurs when discussion is turned into a team sport, in a “desperate” attempt to build traffic.

  (Quote)

Mike Gantt January 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

One up _Luke_? What, are you his surrogate? That “sad” state of affairs occurs when discussion is turned into a team sport, in a “desperate” attempt to build traffic.

Stephen R. Diamond,

Could you more fully describe this “team sport” dynamic. I have noticed it, too, not just on this site but on John Loftus’ as well. That is, there are regulars who quickly jump in to “defend” the host and to marginalize anyone commenting who doesn’t spout “the party line.” It’s like watching a king and his court; if someone enters and doesn’t kiss his ring, the entourage pounces.

What I don’t see is how this builds traffic. Doesn’t it actually discourage traffic growth?

  (Quote)

Leave a Comment