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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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    Chicago Street Crime Today

    By Boydstun,
    Chicago Street Crime of Late The Mayor I don't know what will be effective against these continuing violent violations of individual rights, but I don't think any of the usual remedies proposed by Left or Right are going to be effective. I wonder if Chicago Police needs more help from the FBI.

    Some Fine Film Finales

    By Boydstun,
    At my Facebook page, but I'll try to show them directly in this thread also. 

    Deep Reading, Iterative Reading

    By Marzshox,
    Deep reading and Iterative reading are two related facets of the much broader, Literary studies landscape. Thus, I give you a two part post. It's rather difficult to tee off a discussion without a solid swing, without the proper club. So I guess I'll start with Deep Reading. For anyone who doesn't know what deep reading is, one would say such a lack of knowledge is akin to a President who doesn't know what foreign policy is. As deep reading is as fundamental to literature as water is t

    The First Room-Temperature Ambient-Pressure Superconductor?

    By necrovore,
    https://arxiv.org/abs/2307.12008 Looks like three researchers in South Korea have discovered the holy grail of superconductivity. I saw this on Hacker News. People in the Hacker News comments seem to think it should be relatively simple to confirm or not, and might take a week or so. If it is independently confirmed, it will be big. If it is not confirmed, it will be the next Cold Fusion. I think it's exciting, but these days I worry that, if it works, it will fall into the w

    Kuhn's STRUCTURE

    By Boydstun,
    I recently eliminated all of those essay-threads that I had created for the Boydstun Corner at OBJECTIVIST LIVING because the advertising at that site has made it no longer appropriate for sustained serious compositions and reading thereof. I've been making some of those old studies available at OBJECTIVISM ONLINE, and I think this one fits well in this sector. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Thomas S. Kuhn I. Searching In Thomas Kuhn's view, obs

    Reblogged:Four Neat Things

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A Friday Hodgepodge Image by the United States Department of Defense, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.Editor's Note: I have long had 'Consider taking Columbus Day off' in my calendar ahead of October, both in homage to my father and as an option for celebrating my birthday, with which it sometimes coincides. Often Most years Practically every year, though, something comes up and causes me to scuttle the plan, so much so that the whole idea has become something of a running joke to me, and

    Tests of General Relativity

    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:Haley Wins, Media Blinded by Trump

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Image by Arthur Rackham, via Wikimedia Commons, public domain.As of this morning the poll at Drudge Report shows four double-digit performers in the second Republican debate. Currently, they clock in at Haley (35%), Ramaswamy (20%), DeSantis (19%), and Christie (16%). (Pence, whom I said didn't have a base and called "Trump-limited," finished dead last at 2%.) I called the race after the first (in which Ramaswamy and Haley's numbers were reversed) a sprint for Ramaswamy and a marathon for Haley.

    COVID-19 Mass Vaccination is a Military Operation

    By Dupin,
    “As part of the Autonomous Diagnostics to Enable Prevention and Therapeutics (ADEPT) program in 2011, DARPA began investing in nucleic acid vaccines.  The hypothesis was that rather than delivering antigens to the immune system, we could deliver genes that encode the antigen and allow the human body to produce the antigen from its own cells, triggering a protective immune response.  In December 2020, former ADEPT performer Moderna’s RNA vaccine received FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) appr

    Reblogged:A Three Clown Race?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at Hot Air is speculation about a possible third-party run for the Presidency by RFK, Jr. Naturally, it is difficult to read without being splashed due to the resident Trumpites drooling at the prospect. Early polling indicates that the kooky Kennedy will draw more votes from the Democrats than he will from the Republicans:It's early days, and I can see those numbers going either way. RFK, Jr.'s numbers may be as high as they are simply because (a) he has name recognition that is favorabl

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