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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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    Tests of General Relativity

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    Gravity Probe B A drag-free satellite equipped with exquisite monitoring of spin axis of superconducting gyroscopes brings confirmation of two effects of GR. More on final results of the experiment will be posted soon here at the Stanford site.

    Reblogged:Surprise! Barnyard Collectivist Caught Braying.

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    The president of the Los Angeles city council has stepped down as president -- but has not resigned her seat -- after the release of a tape of a conversation she had with other government officials and a union boss. Contrary to what you might expect in these days of woke lunatics twisting innocuous remarks by random people into excuses to ruin their lives, this is the kind of stuff only a Democrat could get away with -- although there is some hope in this case that that won't happen. Here's j

    Russian Political Philosophy – Recent

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    Stephen Hicks on Alexander Dugin  

    Reblogged:Unions to Launch Post-Election Strike?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A week or so ago, I recall concern about rail strike acute enough that the lady ringing me up at the grocery store spontaneously mentioned it. If not within the day, within a couple of days, when I decided to learn more about it, I heard that a temporary deal had been struck that would avert the strike for some time while unions and crony politicians went about sausage-making. An interesting part of the sausage-making that occurred to me, but which I managed to forget, was the timing of this te

    Death Entertainment

    Joynewyeary
    By Joynewyeary,
    Suppose two people agree to fight until one of them is dead. Others pay to watch them fight (maybe some in a stadium and others at home watching pay-per-view television.) Assume that the two people are legally sane, consenting adults and that they both received independent legal advice before entering into the contract. In reality, some people actually decide to simultaneously take major physical risks, violate moral principles, and violate criminal laws. So it is possible that one c

    My Verses

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    . These Words These words we read from some desire . . that someone live . . the this entire. Read is our reach, . . our grasp, our be . . life that is know . . wings that are free.   Copyright Stephen C. Boydstun 2016    

    Reblogged:Is This Iran's Bull Connor Moment?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    The Wall Street Journal reports that the protests in Iran, which first started in response to the death of a woman detained by "morality" "police" have been hardier than earlier periods of unrest, which were prompted by such lesser government outrages as election fraud or economic hardship. This makes sense, in part for reasons touched on by the piece:It is true that there is no way to effectively force half of a nation's population to comply with something so arbitrary and stupid as wearing a

    Is Donald Trump Dangerous?

    DonAthos
    By DonAthos,
    I'm not a huge fan of following ongoing political cycles. In my experience, not much seems to change between one election and the next (on the whole, though I'm sure that there are large differences for some, depending on specific policies), and I generally find it tedious and depressing. While just about every political candidate that our current culture will support is "dangerous," I created this thread because a quote from Donald Trump in a recent Yahoo interview caught my eye. Do I take Don

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Four Amusing Things 1. Say that I "just don't get" NFTs if you wish, but you'll have to convince me that the idea of a fantasy NFT trading league doesn't sound a bit ... recursive:This platform, Flip, was launched in April, according to the article, and we cling to the faint hope that said launch was on the first. 2. Curious about a tweet showing a van emblazoned with numerous assertions that "Birds aren't real!," I learned of the older Bielefeld Conspiracy. Fans of Poe's Law will love what

    Reblogged:Conservatives vs. Right to Contract. Again.

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    I know I am not the only pro-freedom voter who -- concerned that Biden might pack the Supreme Court -- voted for Trump. Nor am I the only such voter to have gone for a long time thinking that conservative justices generally understood individual rights and the Constitution better than leftist ones -- until the twisted reasoning of Dobbs showed me that was far from the case. But, for anyone who might be inclined to think something along the lines of Yeah, but they see the fetus as having rights

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