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When Readers Comment (1/22/08)

kevin had this to say on my post about cosmologists speculating that floating brains could appear in empty space: A good scientific principle: if you theory yields results that are patently ridiculous… I disagree with the way you wrote this. “patently rediculous” according to what standard? The creationists would say that us evolving from monkeys…

When Readers Comment (1/15/08)

In response my book review of Russell Korobkin’s Stem Cell Century, John Thacker responded: The sad fact of the matter is that Korobkin may have identified the moral premise underlying Bush Administration policy generally, not just for stem cell research. A similar moral premise seems to be at work to justify CIA rendition. Hmm, does…

When Readers Comment (1/7/08)

In my post ranting about the Iowa caucuses, I unintentionally set off an argument about whether “I could care less” is fine or whether you should say “I couldn’t care less.” vavatch had this to say: There’s nothing wrong with “could care less”. Just imagine it being said in a sarcastic fashion, it makes perfect…

When Readers Comment

Gregory had this to say about the post on why you sometimes feel like you are falling when you are going to sleep: there is a spiritual explanation for this, it is the moment when awareness stops identifying with the physical mind/body, and falls into the subtle body, on its way to complete disassociation with…