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by Luke Muehlhauser on January 4, 2010 in News

Tim Challies’ second letter to me is up.

Matt McCormick wrote a great post on why science is essential to morality, no matter what moral theory you subscribe to.

Surely, you will have no interest in watching my short speech, How to Seduce Women with Body Language. Kind of the opposite of Challies’ book Sexual Detox for Guys, I guess. Readers of Sexual Detox should definitely, definitely avoid my list of Incredibly Hot Babes.

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John D January 4, 2010 at 3:17 pm

I’ll be putting those seduction tips to good use later this evening.

How tall are you? You look like some sort of giant next to the woman in the video.

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lukeprog January 4, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I am a giant. 6’6″.

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Beelzebub January 4, 2010 at 4:52 pm

Now I get it. This and the previous post are designed to make any Christian trolls’ heads explode like the guy on Scanners. Brilliant!

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lukeprog January 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Beelzebub,

What, now? Am I being more devious than intended?

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Todd White January 4, 2010 at 5:16 pm

Luke, I’m confused by your video. What inspired you to deliver that speech? And (at the risk of sounding cynical) what makes you qualified to give it? Did you take a course or something? Just to be clear: I’m not offended by the subject matter; I’m just perplexed what it has to do with atheism.

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lukeprog January 4, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Todd,

The video has nothing at all to do with atheism. :)

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Todd White January 4, 2010 at 5:47 pm

Luke: Do you have any essays which explain your position on sex, relationships, etc?

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Lee A. P. January 4, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Luke,

Is that a cross on your arm?

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lukeprog January 4, 2010 at 6:25 pm

It’s okay. It’s balanced by the Flying Spaghetti Monster on my belt.

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lukeprog January 4, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Todd,

I don’t have any such essays, no. I’m basically sex-positive. I think that any style of relationship can be good for different people, as long as they’re clear about it. My personal approach is heavily influenced by Loving Without Needing by philosopher James Park.

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Lee A. P. January 4, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I am atheist and even fairly hostile to Christianity at times but a cross does not bother me.

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Todd White January 4, 2010 at 6:32 pm

OK. thanks, Luke.

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Bebok January 4, 2010 at 7:50 pm

God, those American fake tits are really tasteless.

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lukeprog January 4, 2010 at 7:53 pm

Hey, they fit my tastes. You like tomatoes, I like melons.

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Bebok January 4, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Pears, perhaps. Not tomatoes. It’s more the matter of culture, I guess. Most Americans think tits should look like balls under skin. Big or small, but like balls.

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Scott Scheule January 4, 2010 at 8:39 pm

I disagree. It’s not that we prefer subdermal balls, but if our choice is between big ball-shapes and small natural shapes, we pick the former. The ideal remains beautiful, natural, and big. Where nature in all its wisdom does not provide, man picks up the slack.

N’est-ce pas, Luke? Besides, I refuse to believe there’s anything fake about Emmanuelle Chriqui.

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Bebok January 4, 2010 at 9:12 pm

And when the choice is between plastic doll face and a natural one, you pick the former as well. No one is perfect, though. Europe has its continental philosophy.

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Scott Scheule January 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm

Possible, though I’d need an example. Got one?

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Bebok January 5, 2010 at 7:50 am

You mean, an example of favouring doll faces? Look at Luke’s list, especially numbers 8, 11, 12 and 13. Surely he had a number of more genuine faces to choose.

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ildi January 5, 2010 at 8:09 am

Oh, my, what a tall cool drink of water!

(I suddenly have the urge to listen to my Chris Isaak CDs…)

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Scott Scheule January 5, 2010 at 8:27 am

Yes. When you say we prefer doll faces over natural faces, I took your meaning as we prefer an artificially altered “doll” face to a natural one.

However, not being a plastic surgeon, I can’t really tell if any of those faces have had work done, so I can’t judge your claim from that list (this being opposed to breasts, where I do have a rough idea of who’s had augmentation). That is to say–why do you claim those faces aren’t “genuine?”

BTW, awesome list, Luke.

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Bebok January 5, 2010 at 10:11 am

I can’t tell if it is plastic surgery, Photoshop or something else, neither. Even if nobody tinkered with them, they look like dolls or video games characters. There is nothing intriguing, alluring, even characteristic in those faces. No personality lurks form behind those sugary masks.

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Reginald Selkirk January 5, 2010 at 11:04 am
Rob January 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

Reginald Selkirk: Women’s Bodies and Minds Agree Less Than Men’s on What’s Sexy  

The research by Chivers and other sexologists is quite intriguing. For more.

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ildi January 5, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Rob:
The research by Chivers and other sexologists is quite intriguing.For more.  

Science is fun!

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Haecceitas January 5, 2010 at 3:06 pm

“Do you have any essays which explain your position on sex”

I’d guess that he’s probably tried several different positions.

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Scott Scheule January 5, 2010 at 4:44 pm

Bzz! I’m sorry, the answer we were looking for was: “No, but I have some home movies.”

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Reginald Selkirk January 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Will this be the subject of your next instructional video?
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