HB V

is older than it's ever been and now it's even older

2/09/2001

Next!


I've initiated the Debater's Corner portion of Hobbsblog II as promised. I've chosen for my first topic a subject near and dear to my heart: the undervaluation of species loss in the context of debate rounds. Now, I don't think this will be influential at all, but knowing what type of researchers debaters are, it's really only a matter of time before someone stumbles onto the page. I'll consider it a bit of an anthropology experiment; how long until I get quoted in a debate round. After all, there's nothing any other crackpot out there who's getting quoted as evidence has on me for qualifications; I have a college degree...
For those not aware of the debate culture, Debater's Corner could be rather dry. This is the sort of thing in there:

Yet, without the possibility of MAD, nuclear war becomes another disaster; locally catastrophic but not infinite. Since the risk isn't infinite, the certainty must be taken into account when evaluating impacts. To not consider the fact that ANY nuclear war impact in a debate round has almost zero risk is to not only commit a fallacy in one's thinking, it also betrays a bias on the part of the evaluator. Only in the solipsistic analysis of a short sighted human could a fraction of a percent of the total of humanity possibly outweigh an entire species' loss.



For Everyone Else (LAPI alert!)

It's Friday night, and that means it's time to get freaky. If you got somebody, go do some lovin'. If you don't, go find someone to do some lovin'. Yeah.

So, in conclusion, let me summarize by saying that I will drape you in silk and hit you doggy-style, then I will feed you eggs of every kind and variety, and my back is strong.


Yowzers! Sexy Tahitian art done on velvet. Pretty cool stuff. From the most graphic blog out there, Dr. Menlo!
Finally, a bit of worthless gossip about the breakup of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman (I know, but I can't help it. It's interesting). She wasn't as into his cult as he was, apparently. I like the part in the story where Mel Gibson makes fun of it and Tom gets really pissed, while Mel cannot stop laughing at his own joke. Good work, Mel!



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