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flyerboys posted to the Atheist Fools board. 8:46 PM

CDC & “community wishes science”

I am NOT making this stuff up, nor am i satirically quoting Orwell.

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‘Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told the list of forbidden words at a meeting [more]

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flyerboys posted to the Atheist Fools board. 7:55 PM

Fox “Christians”

...basically ain’t.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/15/opinion/sunday/war-christ...

“while one-quarter of Americans consider themselves [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Free For All Economics board. 6:11 PM

Re: Evil in all of us

Thnx. Fascinating and important.

A key issue brought up by the linked interview is that of what happens to our moral ethical culture when/if we stop “believing in” free will. I believe that issue is misbegotten as it conflates

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Thu Dec 14

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:54 PM

Re: Not All Vangies are white racists

The religious fatalism needs to be defeated, and pushing the moral responsibility to vote and help others vote is a powerful antidote.

Instead of doing what they’ve been doing, a lot of Democratic money went into mobilizing the power of [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Free For All Economics board. 9:40 PM

Re: What Adds To The Cost of Hurricanes?

Floods and Hurricanes have a lot in common with tornadoes and massive fires — we need to stop being stupid. What are we doing that is stupid? Building structures that cannot handle the likely consequence of being in their location. You want to [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:23 PM

Re: Bad News for the Highly Intelligent

Highly intelligent people often have trouble leaving the library or lab or internet to socialize like th gregarious mammals that we are. This problem has escalated enormously in recent decades as the pay-offs for being smart and skilled can be very [more]

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flyerboys posted to the Atheist Fools board. 9:00 PM

Not All Vangies are white racists

...and they may be discovering that they are still powerful:


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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:13 AM

Re: "We are losing the battle"

DrBob

Solid post but I think wrong.

Your “Iron Law” applies not only to climate policy, but to almost all human endeavor — the short term almost always wins out over the medium term which itself trumps the long term, and Climate [more]

Wed Dec 13

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flyerboys posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:10 PM

Epochal Silence re Fed on METaR

Wow.

Fed raises rates and it is a total nothing burger.

I mean, not even a METaR post to remind people to oooch that fundamental variable of the economy up in their home brew economic models.

What a brave new [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:15 PM

Re: German banker on debt

Yes, lots more at the linked interview. Fascinating, if (due to google translate goofiness) at times mysterious.

The big point for me is that from a 50’s through 80’s POV (formative age of economists today) we have long since “drifted too [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:27 PM

Re: "We are losing the battle"

Finger slipped.

...of the highest order, ignoring the realities of economics and power.

We need rapidly escalating carbon taxes on both the CO2 and methane emissions that are now poisoning the atmosphere at NO COST to the users or [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:20 PM

Re: "We are losing the battle"

- The oil and gas companies aren't forcing any person, company or government agency to use their products.

FORCE!? Of course not, as governments maintain fairly successful monopolies of force.
However Oil and gas companies, [more]

Mon Dec 11

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:10 AM

Re: Bitcoin hysteria

Two points:

1) Fiat Currencies ARE insubstantial in terms of physical reality, but have the overwhelmingly critical advantage of incumbency, making them very different from other “insubstantial” thingies that I won’t even call [more]

Sat Dec 9

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 5:49 PM

Re: Thoughts re. sexual McCArthyism

Martial arts training may have its biggest beneficial effect in changing the presentation and posture of the trainee.

My sister and one of my more vulnerable ‘pansy’ gay friends both were amazed that a year of weekly Aikido training [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:51 PM

Re: New Era of Intelligence

Sorry, not too big a fan of the Borg.


Me Neither!

And that is why I think it is a mistake to get too fixated on “dangers of AI” when I think the danger is much more Borg’ish —-> cyborgs tightly agglomerated into [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:05 AM

Re: Thoughts re. sexual McCArthyism

Albaby has it exactly right.

We have FINALLY arrived at a moment of long overdue change. I expect in another decade people will be amazed that women put up with this ENDLESS crap and that so many men saw it all as normal.

I do think [more]

Fri Dec 8

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:59 PM

Re: New Era of Intelligence

Jeff and co,

I think AI (and especially the notion of ‘singularity’) are overhyped and missing the much bigger picture: the real juice is (no surprise!) to think of AI as yet another tool that will transform us singularly weird toolmaking [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:49 AM

Re: New Era of Intelligence

I DO think digital processing and some other amazing technologies are already utterly transforming everything faster than we can assimilate the changes.

I DO think AI is a crux challenge to the survival of humanity in more ways than yet are [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:20 AM

Re: As I was saying in Flyerboy's thread

It really might be worth it for the Dems and independent progressives to mount a New Deal marketing program that teaches (and releases adverts etc) explains simple New Deal facts in the context of what happened with the Great Depression, what were [more]

Thu Dec 7

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:36 PM

Re: New Era of Intelligence

Warrl: Real-world stuff doesn’t work like that.

EXACTLY.

This is the crux point in understanding what AI could do (earthshaking and amazing stuff, yes) and what it cannot do.

The old name for this discussion (a [more]

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