Irreducible Crackpots

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On February 22, 2005
It’s not exactly news that Powerline’s Hindrocket is a world-class scumbag. But I didn’t realize that he was an anti-evolution crank as well. And, what do you know, the extremely desperate homeless man’s Dave Barry, the would-be Tocqueville of Target James Lileks is also an intelligent design wanker. P.Z. Myers, a more representative example of the […]

Zhang Yimou

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On February 22, 2005

I’ve tried leaving a comment on Russell Arben Fox’s excellent Zhang Yimou post, but it’s not working so I’ll just do it here. I admired Hero a great deal more than he did (it&

50K

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On February 22, 2005
LGM Sitemeeter just hit 50000. That’s about 47000 more than we had any right to expect when we started this up nine months ago. Thanks to all our visitors, to our frequent commenters, and to those who have seen fit to link to us over the last year. Much gratitude.

Sully Jr.

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On February 21, 2005
I got a good chuckle over Ross Douthat’s assertion that philosophy departments have been “purged” of moralists and metaphysicians, and his various attempts to salvage this bizarre hypothesis, including anassertion that the rise of high-falutin “theory” in literary studies, an emphasis on primary source research in history, and rational choice theory in political science are […]

More Bullshit

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On February 21, 2005

Jeez. When I suggested that Harry Frankfurt’s On Bullshit might be an important book for our times, I must say it was not in anticipation of something like this. The booking is certainly apro

The Wallace Defense

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On February 21, 2005
Mok, Matt Yglesias, and Ezra Klein debate the question of the sincerity of George Bush’s public opposition to gay rights. Obviously, the first thing to say that the question is pretty much unknowable, so we’re all guessing. But my speculation is that the latter two are right. I think Bush is indifferent to gay rights and probably […]
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