News Bits

by Luke Muehlhauser on June 19, 2011 in News

New Less Wrong post: Not for the Sake of Pleasure Alone.

Greek translation of the Bayes Theorem tutorial.

SystematicPhilosophy.com has short blog posts teaching the basics of argument and logic.

From Twitter:

  • Tripod for cameraphone moves to follow your movements.
  • Hilarious retelling of one of the best Batman comics ever: Knightfall.
  • Best cover of ‘Killer Queen‘.

 

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Blane June 19, 2011 at 9:57 am

Hey Luke,

Do you ever regret saying the following:

“Frankly, Craig spanked Hitchens like a foolish child”

It seems the other side has latched onto this as a mantra. Although it is true, it’s rather annoying when Craig’s acolytes chant it for various reason ie (We are right because our champion beat yours!)

Harris’ quote:
“”the one Christian apologist who seems to have put the fear of God into my fellow atheists”.”

Is enjoying the same fate:
http://www.evolutionnews.org/2011/06/uk_atheist_finally_agrees_to_d047421.html

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Bret June 20, 2011 at 11:57 am

I don’t see why Dawkins or others wouldn’t agree to a debate through correspondence with WLC. His strength is the audible debate and the organization that goes along with it. If debate through correspondence were agreed to, he who thought the fastest or who is the better speaker wouldn’t necessarily win, and the arguments would be much more sound. Face to face debates are cool, but are a poor way of hashing out an issue, because humans need time to think about what they are saying, and what they mean to say. That’s just the way most brains work.

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The Dude Diogenes June 21, 2011 at 9:13 am

Not sure if you’ve read this review or the subject book; if not, it seems right up your alley. http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=24009

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mopey June 23, 2011 at 3:26 am

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Pictures with links to comics might make for a low-effort new post to CSA.
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