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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"
  • Objectivism Online Chat

    Tired of Canadian left-ism

    Guest Darc
    By Guest Darc,
    hey all, first time ere. I'm a high-school student in Atlantic Canada (alot of socialism out here, and I am a capitalist) and I'm tired of everyone targeting President Bush and calling him evil, or even satanic. I personally believe in the Bush administration and what they have done. I'd like to see what you think of all the left-ism up here. Thanx.

    fundamental conflict between science and religion

    Godless Capitalist
    By Godless Capitalist,
    Many people subscribe to the view that science and religion do not conflict because they deal with different areas of knowledge. My counter to that argument is to point out that science is based on reality and reason, whereas religion is not. They are incompatible because they are based on contradictory premises. If you think that reality and reason are the proper basis for knowledge in science, you should think that they apply to all areas of knowledge. Most people reject this because they think that reason cannot be used in areas like ethics or other human values and therefore some other approach is needed. Then I have to go through trying to explain the Objectivist ethics, and so on ... Can anybody suggest a more direct way to show that there is a fundamental conflict between science and religion?

    Objectivism and Theoretical Physics

    Godless Capitalist
    By Godless Capitalist,
    I get the Ayn Rand Institute's op-eds e-mailed to me. Most of them are pretty good, but this one seemed to be pushing a point way too far: http://www.aynrand.org/medialink/newton.shtml I'm not a physicist, but my wife is. Her comment was: "Seems like he's complaining about string theory and its 'applications'. Did he forget that string theory is just one branch of physics (albeit the frontier one). There is a fascinating history that mathematicians go about their work and decades later physicists find that math essential to develop their theories--even when the math seemed to be pure math with no applications. String theorists happen to be mathematicians taking the math in their own hands and trying to simultaneously develop their physics. Time will tell what is relevant and useful and what is not. We NEED people to do pure research with brave or crazy ideas even if it ends up to be wrong. How else can science proceed?" Comments? Any physicists in here?

    US Selling Arms

    sanchopanza
    By sanchopanza,
    For some bizarre reason I'm the only right-winger in a class of leftists, a sociology class. While I can argue my side very well I need some help in providing a great backlash to the leftist lecturers who are quite light hearted generally and don't mind arguing with me at all. Anyway I'm looking for information on the retaliation to the age-old arguement that America sponsors terrorism by supplying terrorists with arms and training. Any suggestions regarding books, websites, essays, etc. will be greatly appreciated.

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