[lbo-talk] Christopher Hitchens dead

// ravi ravi at platosbeard.org
Fri Dec 16 07:13:18 PST 2011

On Dec 16, 2011, at 10:07 AM, John Gulick wrote:
> John:
> The Youtube comments section is of course an infamous wasteland, but why is it that these infantile, retro-18th Century "science vs religion" debates take up such disproportionate residence there? I suppose it's because these are interesting issues to the 12-year-olds who populate Youtube, the youths who believe that because they are arriving at answers to these questions for the first time, the world must have never debated them before?

Yes, I think that’s what it is. Though, I suspect the 12 year olds are 25 year old techies fresh off of Ayn Rand and/or Obama and/or Steven Levitt.


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