To be honest I think Bill Nye and Ken Ham were both kinda bad in the creationism vs. evolution debate.
I was thinking about watching it but debating is a skill, not an extension of knowledge although intelligence is necessary. I also don’t think Bill Nye is as smart as we credit him to be.
I figured it would just be a total shitshow. I’d rather watch the David Friedman vs Robert Murphy talks, which I’ve been meaning to watch for months.
Bill Nye was entertaining in middle school, the point was to get all the people who were in middle school when Bill Nye was at his peak, who are adults now, to tune in and watch. However if people are still entertained and amused by him then that tell us how much development they’ve had in the years that have passed. Don’t get me wrong he’s great to teach simple science to kids but anytime you have a creationism vs evolution debate you know it’s all for attention and it’s never much of an actual debate. Not worth anyone’s time unless it’s just to use the debate for quotes and satire.
And the answer to his question is “Government Intervention”.
This is actually a great article and it outlines the idea, that both Thiel and I share, that government intervention (such as hampering the internet, curtailing technology like bitcoin or stem cells, etc) has caused a retardation in the growth and progress of technology and since technology hasn’t been growing as fast as it can, there’s been very limited investment opportunities.
If there are limited investment opportunities, then companies, investors and banks generally invest less and wait around more. The longer they wait, the more capital/credit piles up and the more money and willing investors there are for the limited opportunities. Eventually, credit freezes up and you get the capital crunch, which brings about a recession and worse.
Thiel also points out that the central bankers are depending on tech growth to drive the willingness of investors to put more capital out into the market for use, which in turn helps turn the gears of the economy.
If there’s not enough growth, there’s not enough investment and if there’s not enough investment, there’s economic turmoil. And all of this comes down to government interfering with the innovations and growth of technology.
Anonymous asked: But the peoples they gets mean with more money. It's true I tells you that monopoly game be provin' it
Yes, It must be true if young college kids playing a game are doing it.
The car-crosswalk example was the worst. A larger share of expensive cars are less likely to stop? Did he even adjust for the fact that expensive cars make up a tiny slice of total cars on the road? If there are 100 expensive cars and 100,000 cheap cars and 50% of expensive cars failed to stop and 1% of cheap cars failed to stop, which group has more “mean” people.
This doesn’t even account for all of the other variables that I can think of: Time of day, position of pedestrian, lane in which the car is in, speed of car, traffic conditions in front of and behind the car, visibility, etc, etc, etc.
And this idiot works at Berkeley? Puke.