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 theā€¦ » 4/11/14 8:02am Friday 8:02am

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. » 4/07/14 4:12pm 4/07/14 4:12pm