An open letter to friends from my hometown

“At first I didn’t think Romney’s comments were any big deal, but then I realized he was talking about me, and so many Americans like me.” Let that quote (which you can find more on here) sink in a bit. [Read more...]

How much will the Affordable Care Act really help?

I’ve written before about how the Korean healthcare system is way superior to that of the United States, as the latter exists now (with the Affordable Care Act not fully implemented). It’s clear to me that some kind of government-sponsored health care system, like you find in most developed countries, would be a good thing. [Read More...]

Jejudo

And now for something completely different: a guest post I wrote for my friend Chris’ travel blog about a weekend trip I took to Jeju island. I think I tweeted it yesterday, but what the heck I can post the link here too. Warning, some pics NSFW. [Read more...]

I am the 47 percent

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I apologize for all the political blogging and limited religion blogging, but I’m a fatal combination of (1) really agitated about the 47 percent thing (2) too busy to pay much attention to more than one thing. We will return to your regularly scheduled programming next week, but until then, I have this: [Read more...]

Who Mitt Romney has insulted

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Via Facebook: [Read more...]

Wow, Mitt Romney really does hate poor people

I’m not normally the type to talk about how Republicans hate poor people. I have personal acquaintances with conservative/libertarian views on economic policy, and while I may disagree with them, I think they sincerely believe the policies they advocate would be best for the country as a whole, the poor included. In at least one case (a [Read More...]

Richard Carrier and Luke Muehlhauser on time to superhuman AI

A few weeks ago my new boss, Luke Muehlhauser, did an AMA on Reddit. I highly recommend this post by Geek Dad for a full summary, but one thing that stuck out is when Luke said, “I have a pretty wide probability distribution over the year for the first creation of superhuman AI, with a [Read More...]

Ten days to FREEDOM!

As I mentioned in my introductory post, I’m currently in the process of switching jobs from English teacher –> researcher for the Singularity Institute. That process will be fini in another ten days. Blogging won’t be my top priority, working for the Singularity Institute will be, but I’ll likely have more time to blog then. [Read more...]

William Lane Craig defends Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments

Readers  Reginald Selkirk and Brad alerted me to the fact that William Lane Craig defended Todd Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape.” (If the video doesn’t work, try the link to the audio below it.) [Read more...]


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