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  1. What a way to tie a process back into itself! I was still mulling over presupposition(alism). Rand fought for the concept of selfishness. In the published works on the Searchable CD, "presupposition" is used once by Ayn Rand and twice by Leonard Peikoff. ITOE, Chapter 7 OPAR, Chapter 11 Assault from the Ivory Tower, TVOR Addressing the thought from her previous paragraph: "When can we claim that we know what a concept stands for?" they clamor—and offer, as an example of man's predicament, the fact that one may believe all swans to be white, then discover the existenc
  2. Individual rights and altruism are incompatible, indeed. Consider it an identification rather than a projection. Man has the power of choice. With that power come the capacity to discover that the only man that desires to be moral is the man that desires to live. The mainstream Objectivists at ARI, serve as a repository for many fine educational tools, and have made them largely freely available. Well versed comes in two forms. One can come to know the material, cite it, and write it. Peikoff made a rather different point that stood out about being able to shuttle back and forth from the concr
  3. I should have tagged this as tongue-in-cheek, ppw. Ayn Rand's is/ought derivation was an induction, not a deduction.
  4. With the "anti-naturalistic fallacy" referenced in the OP, it too transcends ease of understanding. Double fallacy (the fallacy fallacy), akin to two wrongs make a right. Another double negative: falsely declaring the inference invalid, inferring that the inference is valid. Was being understood Kant's objective?
  5. I did a search for "anti-naturalistic fallacy" and found this to be helpful. The Utilitarian and Skeptics are the prevailing theme. The section on Ethical Objectivism managed to omit any reference to Ayn Rand. The Anti-naturalistic Fallacy: Evolutionary Moral Psychology and the Insistence of Brute Facts
  6. On this The Golden Transcendence eve, Charles Koch mentioned his book being available November 17, 2020, “Believe in People: Bottom-Up Solutions for a Top-Down World” in a recent WSJ article by Douglass Belkin.

  7. Effective Training, Inc has been acquired by SAE International. The organization that developed the standards referenced in the previous post, has acquired the organization that developed training courses that deal with Basic Concepts of GD&T, Advance Concepts of GD&T, Tolerance Stacks using GD&T, Statistical Tolerance Stacks using GD&T. Guides for navigating the differences between ISO and ASME where developed by ETI as well.
  8. More likely, illuminated by a quiet voice of reason, the legal doctrine called laches deeply states an essential crux of the matter.
  9. Welcome to OO, Ben. Lew Rockwell served as an early editor of Imprimis. O'Sensei Frost would have a copy of Imprimis, Readers Digest or other reading material with him at the dojo. They impart a sentimental value to me. Mr. Kennedy makes his case for a more sinister form of warfare: Perhaps the greatest threat to the U.S. posed by the CCP is its corruption of America’s business and financial elites, who view the economic benefits of dealing with China as more important than America’s national interests. If there is a single group committed to the globalist project and the
  10. The sheer volume of information (far beyond the sliver you are imploring others to investigate) that exists is more than sufficient to overwhelm the crow. Teleology plays a significant role in what one allocates such a precious resource upon.
  11. I gather one of the Q's is from the Bond series. I'm afraid I missed the second reference. Could you provide some insight?
  12. A parliamentary system would beholden a presidential delegate to the parliament.
  13. Found on Real Clear History From: The Conversation Who invented the Electoral College? by Phillip J VanFossen
  14. Q is a fictional character in the James Bond films and film novelisations. Q, like M, is a job title rather than a name. He is the head of Q Branch, the fictional research and development division of the British Secret Service. The book was first published in 1953 . . . On WRCJ, Wednesday @ 4:47pm, “Kew Gardens” (Suite) by Brian Easdale was queued up (pardon the puns). As for the James Bond reference, lacking "The Name of the Rose", I opted to watch the James Bond collection in the wake of Sean Connery's relinquishing his grasp of his life recently.
  15. I'll ask again, with the same emphasis: What do you suppose is the problem with one of your beliefs? I'm not the owner of this site, I am one of the stewards. I asked you to walk those who might have questions about Q/QAnon. MisterSwig asked for a more comprehensive explanation in conjunction with evidence. Additionally, instead of providing no pause to answering your rephrased statement, you leave the question to be asked explicitly. Which circles, say you, have attracted better people in terms of the breadth of their thought, the range of their real-world know
  16. You are the one that introduced the "if I had to choose" element. What do you suppose is the problem with one of your beliefs?
  17. 'Objectivist circles' and 'Q/QAnon circles' are hardly your daughters. So, no, it's not any clearer to me.
  18. Then why did you couch it as "If I had to pick one, . . . there would simply be no contest. "
  19. Is not what you do and say a reflection of something about you? As is the rest of this post. Incidentally, there are several members of Objectivism Online who have cross posted here and on Objectivist Living. The fact that you choose to interject this here, as well as the manner in which you do, reflects something about you. (As does my choice to focus on this and anything else I choose to focus on, reflects something about me.) If you want to attack Michael, then address it to him directly over on Objectivist Living. If you are interested in how your online character is
  20. You seem to have burrowed into the lair deeper than I. Just as God has multiple, self-appointed spokespersons, my impression is that Q/QAnon has developed into such as well, and from cryptic ambiguous posts, the "scripture" of Q/QAnon is subjected to hermeneutics of others, moving yet others to swoon at all that has been compiled thus far. This is a link to an article I looked at back in September. The title reminded me of a book of a similar name by Richard Connell, The Most Dangerous Game. (This fits into the hunter being hunted, written in 1924.) QAnon Is Like a Game—a Mos
  21. I respect the right of an individual to be wrong. It in no way encumbers me to disavow them of what they choose to believe. Objectivism Online is private property and respect is expected for its owner and the intentions for which access is made available to you. Participants agree not use the website to spread ideas contrary to Objectivism. Examples include religion, communism, "moral tolerationism," and libertarianism. Honest questions about such subjects are permitted. I see this could use an amendment. Examples include, but are not limited to, religion, communism, etc. I
  22. It appears you've made the Garbage Pile with your Bickering crap.
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