Yudkowsky on standard scientific method, Bayesianism, and Copenhagen vs. Many-Worlds. (The full series is here.) Massimo Pigliucci responds.
Andy Egan and Joshua Knobe on moral relativism, a view too quickly dismissed by philosophers, on many levels.
First ever human-powered ornithopter. Not relaxing.
Videos from the 2010 St. Thomas seminar in philosophy of religion (van Inwagen, Plantinga, Sober, Fales, etc.).
For tough economic times: How to Make Instant Ramen into a Gourmet Meal.
Tariq Ali on “The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad.”
Reader Dan Nelson paid to have CastingWords produce a transcript for my interviews with Erik Wielenberg and Robin Hanson. If you’d like to get transcripts made for past or future episodes, please contact me.
What did liberals do that was so offensive to the Republicans?
I’ll tell you what they did. Liberals got women the right to vote. Liberals got African-Americans the right to vote. Liberals created Social Security and lifted millions ……of elderly people out of poverty. Liberals ended segregation. Liberals passed the Civil Rights Act, the Voting Rights Act. Liberals created Medicare. Liberals passed the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act. What did Conservatives do? They opposed them on every one of those things… every one!
So when you try to hurl that label at my feet, ‘Liberal, ‘ as if it were something to be ashamed of, something dirty, something to run away from, it won’t work, Senator, because I will pick up that label and I will wear it as a badge of honor.”
- Matt Santos, The West Wing