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Blog Archive: August 2012

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What Do You Want in a President?

Aug 30, 2012 5:26:51 AM
Sep 5, 2012 3:56:41 AM

This is a transcript from the TTA video, "What Do You Want in a President?"  The video is obviously a broad stroke on a very complicated issue, but it speaks largely to the isolated, insulated and often opportunistic persons and personalities that we so often see in public office.  Representatives of the Common Man who know little about the Common Man.  Regulators of business who know little about the real business world.  Implementors of foreign policy who often know little about the wor...

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I'd Like a "C" for the Win, Alex.

Aug 17, 2012 7:33:32 AM
Sep 5, 2012 3:57:04 AM

Well, I fell into the same trap that Jerry Coyne and others have fallen into. I agreed to do a recorded Skype interview for a show called Skeptiko.That's Skeptiko, NOT Skeptico.Had I done due diligence, I would have realized that Skeptiko is a podcast focused mostly on pseudoscience, and its host, Alex Tsakiris, is an advocate of things like parapsychology, ESP, quantum (insert fancy word here), out-of-body consciousness and all manner of Weapons-Grade Woo. Alex invited me as a guest to talk...

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