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  1. There has been some investigation in these search results: "This sentence is true"
  2. Only that I was referring to Tew's views, not yours. The people that listen to Tew have to judge Tew's claims for themselves. To judge your views about if Tew's views are or are not in accordance with Rand's views only adds an additional layer of complexity. Is there something else being missed here?
  3. Will a podcast work? As near as I can read the question, it asks: There is also the Objectivism Wikipedia page on the matter. It was an act that is surrounded by its own share of controversy.
  4. @MisterSwig Consider Galt's speech with regards to honesty. Elsewhere Miss Rand exhorts her readers to do their own due diligence while providing the core tenets for each branch of her philosophy. Ayn Rand named Peikoff her intellectual heir. Is Objectivism a licensed trademark, or to lay claim to being an Objectivist a form of trademark infringement? The fact that you are personally able to evaluate Tew's philosophic position for yourself and conclude he is something other than what he claims to be, should be evidence enough that others can, too, discover this for themselves, albeit you may serve as a catalyst to hasten the process for some of those that come across your elucidations on the matter.
  5. Two, Three, Four and All That: The Sequel 2:30 to 4:30 on the very first track is where I recollected the paraphrased offering I provided earlier. Your recollection is better than mine on the details.
  6. The materials are audio lectures from ARI. Not sure which one of the top of my head. I'll get back to you on it.
  7. By switching 'possibility' and 'probability' over to the science of measurement, it provides a numeric value without having to address the epistemic issue of where it lies on the continuum of certainty. The status of possibility is a recognition that some, but not much, evidence supports a hypothesis, and nothing known contradicts it. The status of probability is a recognition that a substantial amount of evidence supports a hypothesis, and while nothing known contradicts it, certainty is not yet conclusive. In probability and statistics, to measure something presumes that there is something to be measured. In essence, some areas of math use the prestige the certainty of math purports, implicitly serving as a form of camouflage obscuring a lack of a philosophic foundation. Pat Corvini used words to the effect that in math, if it is wrong, it is influentially wrong. She was speaking about set theory in particular. The principle is sound more broadly.
  8. Then your telling me there is nothing to see here. Let's pack up our popcorn and go home. You have "may be's" and "might be's" and "actually do not know's" and "uncertainly's" (presumably its a typo, which you will find in the Guidelines you agreed to signing up for this forum: Improper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style Participants agree to respect the reader by following the rules of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style. An egregious example is failure to capitalize proper names -- for instance, writing "objectivism" when referring to Ayn Rand's philosophy; the correct form is "Objectivism." 1 and other than demonstrate that an epistemological housecleaning may be in order, what did you sign up for? Maid service? Are you offering to help? 1. "objectivist" versus "Objectivist".
  9. In the Amsterdam area, not the most friendly review, but as an announcement: The Fountainhead review – Ivo van Hove hypnotises with Ayn Rand's nonsense 4 hour stage play.
  10. It appears that some premises may be in need of your scrupulous checking.
  11. @Jose What, precisely, is the wording of this principle to which you refer, and perhaps a source to aide in adding some context that might help in clarification?
  12. Could you explain the logic you are seeing for those of us that may not see what you're seeing?
  13. Researchers identify the origins of metabolism That research led to their creation of a basic version of the protein—a simple ferredoxin that is able to conduct electricity within a cell and that, over eons of evolution, could have given rise to the many types that exist today. Then, to prove their model of the ancient protein could actually support life, they inserted it into a living cell. They took the genome of E. coli bacteria, removed the gene it uses to create ferredoxin in nature, and spliced in a gene for their reverse-engineered protein. The modified E. coli colony survived and grew although more slowly than normal.
  14. The success of a particular genre often feeds back into the market as demand. The producers use the feedback to help guide their decision for future production. That can help establish a trend.
  15. Considering it takes less than a year to put together some movies, the plausibility of a reaction to attack on the Twin Towers gains some traction. A horrific reality to watch unfold, and the documentaries on it were not much easier to stomach. The notion that there is something greater to appeal to than reason, when reason can't deliver the instant gratification desired. Considered on a large enough scale, enough conversations influencing the consultation pool for the decision makers of what to produce in Hollywood doesn't seem far fetched when couched in such terms. [edit] I hasten back to add, that may explain an initial shift and uptick, but the longer term trend doesn't seem adequately supported on the same terms.
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