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    Objectivism Is The Everyman's Philosophy

    In the universe, what you see is what you get,

    figuring it out for yourself is the way to happiness,

    and each person's independence is respected by all

  • Rand's Philosophy in Her Own Words

    • "Metaphysics: Objective Reality"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed/Wishing won’t make it so." "The universe exists independent of consciousness"
    • "Epistemology: Reason" "You can’t eat your cake and have it, too." "Thinking is man’s only basic virtue"
    • "Ethics: Self-interest" "Man is an end in himself." "Man must act for his own rational self-interest" "The purpose of morality is to teach you[...] to enjoy yourself and live"
    • "Politics: Capitalism" "Give me liberty or give me death." "If life on earth is [a man's] purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being"
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    The realms of the Observed VS Unobserved

    By pittsburghjoe,
    This post predicts what happens when Spacetime gets involved with unobserved quantum waves from the act of observation.The act of Observation/Measurement is a request of quantum wave information to Spacetime.The interaction is someone purposely placing a detector wanting a particle to be physical.You make a request by setting something that can analyze the particle during its life/path. The state of a particle is decided before it starts.Double slit interpretation:Randomly shot particles are sho


    Harrison Danneskjold
    By Harrison Danneskjold,
    For those who don't know, at some point we will be able to cure senescence (or the aging process) as long as we don't blow ourselves up first.   Now, to cure senescence is not the same as curing death. We'd still be able to starve (meaning we'd all still need jobs), catch ebola, suffocate or get run over. Nobody would be Ayn Rands "immortal and indestructible robot"; there simply wouldn't be any hard cap on our potential life spans. In fact, given enough time without the bigg

    Immigration restrictions

    By MisterSwig,
    I did not base my argument on that. I see immigration laws and border control as public safety measures, intended to protect individual rights. Let's imagine that there were no government, and we lived in a small frontier settlement. We would have to worry much more about our general safety. Thus, it would be appropriate and right for us to organize like-minded folk and to initiate security patrols of the settlement's boundaries. We'd want to stop and question strangers before permitti

    A Misapplication of Property Rights

    By MisterSwig,
    In the April 1964 edition of The Objectivist Newsletter, Ayn Rand published an article called "The Property Status of Airwaves." In it she argues against the idea that radio waves should be public property, and I tend to agree with that basic conclusion. As far as I can tell, the radio waves themselves rightfully belong to the owner of the station broadcasting those waves. Rand, however, makes an important mistake in her argument for that conclusion. She doesn't acknowledge how radio broadcaster

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