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the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom

one day I will be awesome

use faux pas
7 March 1983
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In real life I am currently getting my PhD in Philosophy at Princeton University. I currently am fascinated by some stuff in formal epistemology (justification, confirmation, rationality), the epistemology of science (bayesianism), general philosophy of science (epistemic anti-realism/realism), determinism, and the philosophy of probability (again, subjective bayesianism), and, obviously, where the above all overlap. I am trying to educate myself more about the philosophy of math, decision theory, various logics, and various topics in metaphysics. In any case, nothing I say on the eljay should be taken as what I really think about any philosophical topic: it is more like "thinking out loud."

Apparently random people are adding me as a friend. If you want to be friended back, leave a coherent comment in the roman alphabet and I'll add you back.

Websites and blogs I read (or try to read).

thoughts, arguments and rants.
crooked timber.
language log.
leiter reports.
Battle Red Blog (houston texans blog).
espn.com's college football page.
One Bronco Nation Under God bsu football blog
boise state sports homepage.
rice sports homepage.

tv shows I like:
battlestar galactica
south park
daily show
star trek: tng
criminal minds

video games I love and/or continue to go back and play from time to time:
betrayal at krondor
planescape: torment
ncaa football (insert current year)
baldur's gate I, II and the add-ons.
halo (insert most recent version)
civilization II,IV (plus alpha centauri)

Non-Electronic Games I'm pretty much always up for:
Poker (no limit and pot limit hold-em, stud, a few others)
Settlers of Catan

things that piss me off:
arrogance conjoined with incompetence
youtube videos of cops using tasers for the shit of it
whenever anyone uses "begs the question" innappropriately
when people don't realize the singular accomplishment of winning "best QB" with a true freshman quarterback for boise state in ncaa '07 on heisman

heres what people are saying about me:

killtacular. : jordan is awesome in bed
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