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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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    Reblogged:Six Short, Sweet Facts About the Changing Climate

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at RealClear Markets is a review of a book I first heard about on Alex Epstein's excellent Power Hour podcast, Steve Koonan's Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters. The review is worth a full read (and the podcast a full listen), as the following six points Koonan makes should indicate. In each case, I am quoting directly from the review:Nor do we need one... (Image by Markus Spiske, via Unsplash, license.)[T]he models relied upon by the Left to pred

    Reblogged:Pareto vs. Stagnation and Dabbling

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Writing for Outside Online, Brad Stuhlberg considers two types of learning in light of the Pareto principle, also known as the 80-20 Rule, and discusses the differing kinds of benefits one can reap from a lifetime of trying new things and taking the time to master some of them. I think most people can pretty easily see the value in seeking out new experiences, so I'll quote Stuhlberg's last two paragraphs, where he ties this together with the less-obvious benefits of pursuing mastery:I'll be th

    Group Theory and Physics

    By Boydstun,
    . Neutral Xi-sub-b baryon has been found. About that red triangle: ∆ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Standard Model SU3 Symmetry ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Group Theory and Physics Shlomo Sternberg (Cambridge 1994) Related at Objectivism Online

    The Relation between Deception and Warfare

    Harrison Danneskjold
    By Harrison Danneskjold,
    Sun Tzu, in the Art of War, spoke at great length about the importance of deception.  To paraphrase, he said 'if you know your self and your enemy then you need not fear losing one battle, even if you fight a thousand.  If you know your self but not your enemy then the battle is only half-won.  If you know neither your self nor your enemy then your destruction is already assured.'  Of all the lessons he taught in that book the importance of deception was by far the one he spoke the most about.

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