Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I'm Tempted to Hyperlink the "Irony" Entry

On his weblog, Volokh addresses a wide variety of issues, with a focus on politics and law. He has criticized judicial citations of Wikipedia, arguing that information found on Wikipedia may be unreliable.[citation needed]

Eugene Volokh's Wikipedia Entry

Posner'll Be Pissed

Hanah: anyway, the tickets [to the Supreme Court oral arguments] aren't sold

Scott: Yeah, I know. But I'm sure Sasha would agree that they should be.

Hanah: he's not into normative l&e

Scott: I don' t know about that. Not on certain issues perhaps.

I'm not letting him sell the baby.


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Works Cited

Notice a general tendency in philosophy: When working in one area, we feel free to presuppose positions in other areas that are (at best) highly controversial among practitioners in those areas. To take a limiting example, philosophers nearly everywhere outside epistemology presuppose that we have some knowledge of the external world. If we do have it—as I too presume we do—epistemology has delivered not one tenable account of how that can be so. (Except possibly my own; see my etc.)

William J. Lycan, Giving Dualism Its Due

Available here.

Writing Talk (Some Guns)

[17:44:23] Jay Goodman Tamboli says: Arthur C. Clarke is dead.

[19:40:42] Scott says:
Huh. At least nothing of value was lost.

[21:36:32] Scott says:
526 words, boo yeah.

[21:45:40] Jay Goodman Tamboli says:
That's 1000001110 in binary!

[21:45:59] Scott says:
Holy God! Why do I bother counting in anything else?

[21:48:13] Scott says:
At about 500, I kind of got into "the zone." So 26 of those words are really top notch.

[21:49:41] Jay Goodman Tamboli says:
Are they a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, m, n, o, p, q, r, s, t, u, v, w, x, y, and z?

[21:50:12] Scott says:
Close, but the u has an umlaut. That's what we call "artistic license."

[21:50:33] Jay Goodman Tamboli says:

[21:51:13] Scott says:
No matter how I try and pronounce that, I keep sounding like the Swedish chef.

[21:51:23] Jay Goodman Tamboli says:
Bork bork bork.

[21:51:46] Scott says:

[21:52:10] Scott says:
They should have asked him who his pick to replace O'Connor was.

[21:53:23] Jay Goodman Tamboli says:
He's obviously in favor of gun rights.

Speaking of, SCOTUS has just discovered a musty old bit of constitutional lore. Even Justice Stevens, the resident Methuselah, was amazed to find an amendment yet to be inverted, transformed, or outright excised. I won't rest until the Polaris Missile I keep under my pillow is completely legal. At any rate, the dissents should be classic.