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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:CDC, Once Sidelined, Now a Puppet?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Among his many, many, pandemic-related, unforced errors, one of Donald Trump's worst was to sideline the Centers for Disease Control. Last year's voter understandably could have expected better of a Biden Administration. The bar was indeed that low. Recent news to the effect that Biden wants to close schools nationwide despite the fact that they can operate safely during the pandemic has popped up in conservative news and social media. Indeed, Florida's governor, Ron DeSantis, is on the record

    Reblogged:Friday Hodgepodge

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Blog Roundup 1. At How to Be Profitable and Moral, Janna Woiceshyn takes a cue from Apocalypse Never, and makes a condensed case for sweatshops. She closes as follows:It was good to see this argument presented in shorter form than it was in the book, as compelling as it was there. More people need to be aware that such an argument exists, and it would not hurt for more people to take the implicit recommendation to read that book. 2. Noting that "'B-' is the lowest grade you can get on your

    What's the value of astronomy?

    Asker of Questions
    By Asker of Questions,
    What's the value in studying distant stars, planets, galaxies, etc. given that we will never be able to travel to or communicate with whoever may live in those places? To me it's just interesting to sit here and ponder the scale of it all, i.e. the galaxies in this picture look so close you should be able to just hop from one to another, but the distance between them is so vast you couldn't make it from one to the next if you moved at the speed of light and lived for thousands years. Is there va

    Any Other Astronomers Here?

    Hermes
    By Hermes,
    It is easy to "like" astronomy. But that is not the same thing as being active in it. Astronomy is one of the few hobbies in which amateurs and professionals collaborate. A continuing thread in the history of astronomy is that it was generally a private pursuit, privately funded either personally or through non-governmental organizations. In the 20th century that began to change. But amateurs developed radio astronomy as a spin-off of ham radio; and they quickly jumped in on photography and even

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