Sometimes I'm the one who knocks, sometimes I'm not. »
I call challenge on 300 2 being unnecessary. The Battle of Thermopylae was largely about delaying Persian reinforcements for the naval battle. The 300 didn't just sacrifice their lives because, what the hell, gotta die of something.
No comment on execution. Bad is bad. But given the premise that 300 was worth the… »
God, I love Peter Woit. I sometimes imagine him just slapping people silly.
I also feel partially vindicated for the 20 rounds I went last year on another thread arguing that the Anthropic Principle is a precise analog to creationism: an unfalsifiable theory of anything. »
"Intolerance of intolerance is the real intolerance!"
"So what if it is? Aren't you arguing for intolerance to be tolerated?" »
The theme of this week's episode of Cosmos is illumination, both literal and metaphorical. Carl Sagan famously called science a "candle in the dark," illuminating the human mind with the knowledge imparted by evidence-based reasoning. »
The college students did form their own opinions. They're the ones boycotting, not some amorphous "left."
And why is decrying creationism as anti-science "left" in your view anyway? What? No conservatives believe that creationism is bunk? Just liberals? »
It's a perfectly valid metaphysical or philosophical concept. It's just not a good basis for a scientific theory because it's a theory of anything. I hold to the idea that all theories of anything are equivalent. »
If you see the end of time out the rearview window as you cross an event horizon, what do you see after that? »
This is just more high-falutin' talk from a bunch of so-called 'scientists' who say hateful mean things just because people who have been proven wrong won't shut up. »