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Comment by island on Forcing Anthropics: Boltzmann Brains · 2009-09-08T16:34:53.558Z · score: 0 (4 votes) · LW · GW

This one always reminds me of flies repeatedly slamming their heads against a closed window rather than to face the fact that there is something fundamentally wrong with some of our unproven assumptions about thermodynamics and the big bang.

Comment by island on Why I'm Staying On Bloggingheads.tv · 2009-09-08T16:20:38.102Z · score: -4 (8 votes) · LW · GW

I want to laugh as the negative points begin to pile up since science doesn't give a damn what other people think, but unfortunately, science is also parametrized by a consensus of like-minded liberal ideologues who don't care what the science says if it doesn't conform to their religion:

http://knol.google.com/k/richard-ryals/the-anthropic-principle/1cb34nnchgkl5/2#

Comment by island on Why I'm Staying On Bloggingheads.tv · 2009-09-08T14:44:24.346Z · score: -6 (8 votes) · LW · GW

These theoretically righteous Copernicanism practicing cranks, (Sean Carroll, Carl Zimmer, Phil Plait, and of course, PZ,), have a lot of room to talk... speaking of religious fanatics.