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  1. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/physics-needs-philosophy-philosophy-needs-physics/

    This is a limited article site, unless you are a subscriber.
    So far a very pro Aristotelian stance.

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      dream_weaver

      Thanks. I spliced it the first time. HTML can be unforgiving that way. :)

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  2. Dagny placed the remnant of the motor into a vault in one of the tunnels; the vault had once contained an emergency electric generator, which had been removed long ago.

    —a thing that made me go hmm. Was it really necessary to bring up the prior content of the vault?

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      dream_weaver

      Atlas Shrugged, the Kelsae Sweet Giant Onion of literature. The chapter Wyatt's Torch just got more intricate.

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  3. The Pro•me•the•us Dis•connection

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      dream_weaver

      I'm finding it a little difficult to envision Prometheus carrying Disconnection itself down to the mere mortals. Would he transport it in a purse, strap it onto his back, or perhaps fill a new wine sack with it lest an old one burst?

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  4. The Pro•me•the•us Dis•connection

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      dream_weaver

      What is the difference between disconnection with a lower case 'd' and Disconnection with an upper case 'D'?

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  5. After getting clearer on where the weeds of power-lust grow, it becomes more obvious that those power-lusters are just pikers when it comes to what is "the most crucial and practical power in human existence."

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      dream_weaver

      The difference between a heavy fog of passive disintegration and a heavy fog of desultory disintegration only seems to arise when there is a concerted effort to actually cut through the fog.

  6. History: Testimony provided via an empirical record that supplies incontrovertible evidence substantiating the law of causality's veracity.

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      dream_weaver

      I was stuck on trying to figure out how compartmentalize could make it work somehow. This makes more sense.

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  7. History: Testimony provided via an empirical record that supplies incontrovertible evidence substantiating the law of causality's veracity.

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      dream_weaver

      The curiosity is still peaked on this one:

      "To control the consciousness of others becomes his only passion; power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind."

      Why is "lots" pluralized?

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  8. History: Testimony provided via an empirical record that supplies incontrovertible evidence substantiating the law of causality's veracity.

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      dream_weaver

      Consider the plausible nature of the events leading up to the train wreck in "Atlas Shrugged". The psychological analysis of the passenger list was a fictional embellishment tossed in as a dramatized sense of poetic justice.

       

       

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  9. "Blessed are the children for they shall inherit the national debt."--Chinese fortune cookie

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      dream_weaver

      Sounds like a recipe for a Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times."

  10. If the process of integration is replaced by and large with a process of association, what does it do to the process of conceptualization?

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      dream_weaver

      This was a rewording from Ayn Rand Letter: 'The Missing Link'. "In the brain of an anti-conceptual person, the process of integration is largely replaced by a process of association."

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