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Monday, February 27, 2006


The Blip Becomes a Tremor

Well, since my post yesterday, there's been a bit of back and forth between dlamming and Ed Brayton on the DI Statement. Ed responded to dlamming's original comments, then dlamming responded to that on his blog, and Ed followed up with a second response.

Since dlamming, others, and I already had a long discussion in the comments to his blog post last week, the fact that Ed's reply appeared today almost suggests he found dlamming's post via my blog (as dlamming suggests in a comment to my previos post). However, I find this unlikely, as my Site Meter logs indicate the traffic to my blog puts me about 5 levels below "pathetic nobody." Anyway, I'm still convinced dlamming misinterpreted Ed's original argument about the DI statement.

If I get time, in a future post I'll try to make a detailed summary of the arguments on both sides thus far.

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Sunday, February 26, 2006


A Blip in the Blogosphere

Cool Link

Sorry for the extended absence. Too much celebrating after the big Super Bowl win for Pittsburgh! I've also been busy stirring the currents of the blogosphere commenting on other blogs. In particular, I had an interesting discussion with dlamming on his blog, Saccharomyces, about elitism and hypocrisy. Also, check out the original post from Ed Brayton's blog that we were disagreeing about. I, of course, think my arguments were correct, but read the whole discussion and judge for yourself.

I found my way to his blog from a comment dlamming left to a post on PZ Myers' Pharyngula. Also, dlamming made a similar comment on a post at Orac's Respectful Insolence blog, and Orac actually quoted me in his response to dlamming's arguments. Cool! It's nice to see that I'm not the only one who finds my arguments convincing ;)

I also found something interesting to comment on at Cognitive Daily, about what the best type of evidence is for convincing people of a proposition.

Additionally, a while ago I participated in a discussion on sci-fi author David Brin's blog about Intelligent Design (Part 1, Part 2). One particular comment I left on Part 2 actually impressed Dr. Brin.

Wow, that's a lot of links for such a short blog entry. Have fun clicking around the blogosphere, and I hope there's something interesting here when you get back!

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Saturday, February 04, 2006


Here We Go Steelers!

If your a fan of American Football, you're looking forward to tomorrow evening. Super Bowl XL is this Sunday. I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh, I'm hosting a party, and getting ready to see the Steelers kick the Seahawks' tails. The Super Bowl has grown to become an unofficial American holiday. It's the biggest American TV event of the year. Even if you're not into football, advertisers put on their best commericials to show off products during this coveted TV viewing time. The Super Bowl also means a feast of junk food. Apparently, this is the biggest American eating holiday behind Thanksgiving Day. Get your grub on, but don't overdo it! And cheer for the Steelers!