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  1. Rand was brilliant in many ways, but the crux of her metaphysics, the doctrine of primacy-of-existence vs. the primacy-of-consciousness, seems flawed. Objectivism holds that existence exists as an axiomatic primary. Fine. Nowhere does objectivism deny that consciousness exists. However, Objectivism does claim that existence is primary as opposed to consciousness, without providing any reason unless I have missed it. I am looking at OPAR currently, when I state this. If consciousness exists, then it is just as likely to be primary as anything else which exists. That is, no one can know jus
  2. Does this effect Objectivism's view on drugs?? "British researchers studied the mental sharpness of thousands of 50-year-old subjects, and found that those who had used illicit drugs—mainly marijuana—actually performed better than others on tests of memory and other brain functions" http://www.newser.com/story/136834/middle-aged-drug-users-have-sharper-minds.html Also, Stephen Molyneux posted this on his facebook, how exactly would a free society deal with this problem? Thanks. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman/depression-medication-why_b_550098.html?ref=fb&src=sp&
  3. Ferrofluid Towers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me5Zzm2TXh4&feature=related
  4. Doug, it seems by your reasoning you are not going to be able to use the internet much if at all in 20 years.
  5. Cool website! I would also like to know the answer to TheEgoist's question.
  6. Oh my god!!! What the hell is happening to this country!! I feel sick. Why were they so violent!? They were complying and they just body slammed and choked that guy!
  7. Thank you guys! I think I understand this all now. I will pick up that OPAR book next time I find myself near the Barnes & Noble here.
  8. Hi everyone. So I have some basic questions that I was hoping could be answered.... I know there is a search function but I thought a few of these are too specific to easily find the answers to, and that these questions were basic enough someone could answer easily for me. However, I would like to say I would prefer semi-thorough explanations if possible since I don't know much about Objectivism or philosophy in general and may need some of that simpler stuff explained that all of you accept as "obvious" already. I am working on learning more about both topics from what is available online. Ho
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