In a new segment, http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/22300 , Bloggingheads chief Robert Wright and Bloggingheads correspondent George Johnson go on for 75 minutes about the trauma of a pair of heretics (me and Paul Nelson, on separate segments) appearing on their site. I would urge everyone who doesn’t have pressing matters to attend to, such as the need to wash your hair, to tune in for the full time. It’s really fascinating in its way to see two grown men in such a hand-wringing lather. It’s also fascinating to see that neither of them in 75 minutes offers a reason for the correctness of their own views, or the wrongness of ours. The closest they come is when George Johnson invokes the hoary “methodological naturalism.” Read More ›
The editor-in-chief of Bloggingheads TV, Robert Wright, has re-instated my interview with linguist John McWhorter (http://bloggingheads.tv/diavlogs/22075) on that website. Wright was away last week when the brouhaha occurred, and it’s good to see that a steady editorial hand is back in charge.