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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:39 PM

Re: sociobiology and grandmothers

The problem with evolutionary psychology is that almost all of it is bunk. If you talk to biologists about it, they're likely to walk away right off, figuring you're a crank, or else they'll start asking you about evolution, figuring you won't [more]

Thu Jan 29

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 9:01 PM

Re: question for scientists

NTJ: Ornate philosophy has a long history of failure to explain scientific phenomena, including consciousness. Computer science may have something to contribute but computers today don't function much like the brain. If anything they reinforce the [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:59 PM

Re: question for scientists

sano: NTJ and RJ, et al.... are you guys even working from the same definition of consciousness?

Not so far as I can tell. Given his apparently flippant response to my notion, he doesn't seem to have one. At least, he doesn't seem to [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:22 AM

Re: What are you reading?

Interesting. I tripped across an incidental story about the assassination while reading and watching video about Stax, the Memphis studio/music publisher, and home of house band Booker T. and the MGs. The Lorraine Motel (where King was [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:16 AM

Re: question for scientists

NTJ: Ornate philosophy has a long history of failure to explain scientific phenomena, including consciousness. Computer science may have something to contribute but computers today don't function much like the brain. If anything they reinforce the [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:05 AM

Re: question for scientists

rmhj: consciousness itself is not particularly puzzling. Adequate models have existed for at least 30 years (and probably 70 or more), and considerable evidence has accumulated for them.

NTJ: No. Most scientists consider it to be a [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:14 AM

Re: question for scientists

Western science has had remarkable success in explaining the functioning of the material world, but when it comes to the inner world of the mind, it has very little to say. And when it comes to consciousness itself, science falls curiously silent. [more]

Wed Jan 28

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:52 PM

Re: Kochs unleash political hell

All hail free market legislation!

Mon Jan 26

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:28 PM

Re: Christian Business

Ben Franklin, reporting on the purpose of Church, as inferred by Canassetego regarding beaver pelts:

He said he could not give more than four Shillings a Pound; but says he I cannot talk on Business now; this is the Day when we meet [more]

Thu Jan 1

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:51 PM

Re: France cuts taxes

It's a pretty amazing curve, especially given that there is plenty of data and precedent for estimating the actual curve. And the evidence is pretty solid that all of the tax cuts "justified" by laffer curve arguments have cost the U.S. tax [more]

Sat Dec 27

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:21 PM

Re: What If Jesus Had Been A Republican?

The other option is the real Republican Jesus

http://www.cafepress.com/patriotboy/313212

Authored by [I believe] Jesus' General.

rj

Fri Dec 26

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:13 PM

Re: What If Jesus Had Been A Republican?

Then you'd have Supply Side Jesus: http://www.beliefnet.com/News/2003/09/The-Gospel-Of-Supply-S...

(Courtesy (Democratic Senator) Al [more]

Wed Dec 17

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

Re: It's about time

All we have done with our embargo is hurt the Cuban people.

The Cuban people threw off the yoke of American i?m?p?e?r?i?a?l?i?s?m? business, p*ssing off a bunch of American businessmen and/or gangsters. Commerce can never forgive [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:54 AM

Re: Elizabeth takes no prisoners

SP1: One man's tired meme is another man's perfect representation of Warren's dishonesty.

Sadly, yes. Willful ignorance is in many ways worse than outright dishonesty, especially when it comes to deliberately furthering lies and [more]

Tue Dec 16

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:41 AM

Re: Fighting the last war

1pg: "Mortage-backed securities" are another. They aren't real. They are backed by something real (again, as the name implies). It makes more sense (for the economy) to own the actual mortgages (at least they are [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:32 AM

Re: Fighting the last war

rmhj: And it's clear some the biggest fish are running the regulators.

DB2: True enough, but neither side recognized the risks involved.

"Neither" side? I find the idea that every problem must have two sides [more]

Sun Dec 14

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:40 PM

Re: Fighting the last war

DB2: His basic theory is that each generation of regulators creates an unintentional policy bomb from the ruins of the most recent crisis. They prepare to fight the last economic disaster and prepare the ground for the next one. One of his key [more]

Sat Dec 13

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:56 PM

Re: Screw the FSM

As was noted in the comments, the ASL interpreter really brought the house down. She took a hysterical bit by Inman and made me ache with laughter by the time I was done.

Ah. Good, at least it wasn't permanent.

That would be [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:34 PM

Re: right wing welfare

If you would regulate them more regardless, then forcing the banks to break up may be completely unnecessary.

Goofyhoofy: Yes, I would have some regulations, just as there are regulations for what manufacturers put in food, what [more]

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rmhj replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:20 PM

Re: Upcoming documentary

The Onion is wrong on this one; Simon will be basing his new series in Evanston, IL, home of Northwestern University. There, he will examine the grittier side of the growth and development of Northwestern journalism students, and follow them [more]

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