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  1. The Pro•me•the•us Dis•connection

    1. dream_weaver

      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?

    2. StrictlyLogical

      StrictlyLogical

      The pro me - the us disconnection ... I missed this on first reading.  There is no "I" in team but there's a "me" and an "us" in Prometheus.

    3. dream_weaver

      dream_weaver

      And it is close to the intriguing title of a book.

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  2. [A] philosopher is one who, knowing all the difficulties involved in the problem of abstractions, deals with nothing but concretes. Given the track-record thus far, this just might be fun to find out if it is right as well.

  3. Ayn Rand is right. One only needs to hone their own ability to distinguish what is right.

  4. It took a moment for the fact to register, while I was stopped at a light looking at the license plate on a GMC which read UCA GMC, that it was a vanity plate.

  5. Given the tenor of some recent threads, raises this question within my mind. When Objectivism ultimately permeates the culture, will the individuals populating that culture even be aware that it is the tenets of Objectivism that they are adhering to?

  6. O'Sensei called the Makiwara board, the board of education. The lessons it provided were just and impartial, meting out to each deshi precisely what they provided for exchange.

  7. The company I currently work for offers a Matching-Gift program for 501(c)(3) "qualified" organizations. Turns out that the Ayn Rand Institute is a "qualified" organization. Spend it wisely Yaron.

  8. Dear Miss Wodlinger:

    ... A book cannot be "ruined" through a film or "through the interpretations of some of its readers," as you say. Nothing can ruin a book. It is a completed entity. Misinterpretations are merely the misfortune of those who make them.

    —The Letters of Ayn Rand

     

     

  9. 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."

    1. dream_weaver

      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.

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

    1. dream_weaver

      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?

    2. StrictlyLogical

      StrictlyLogical

      To emphasize the deficiency in multiple areas of personality: weeds each where rationality, valid premises, love of life, knowledge of reality, self-esteem, certainty, respect for others rights etc. all should be.  The weed of power-lust subverts warps or replaces (in its mental variant) what should otherwise be present in each "lot" of the mind, each aspect of an otherwise whole multifaceted mentality of a human being.

    3. dream_weaver

      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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  11. How fitting it was that Liberty Enlightening the World should have been commissioned to Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, resident of La Ville-Lumière. The subtle depths of Rand's use of light is likewise portrayed in Atlas Shrugged via: "If I had staged it intentionally, I would have beaten the record of the Emperor Nero" — the classic example of vicious irresponsibility via his fiddling, or singing of poetry, whilst Rome burned.

     

  12. Sean Conn, via Yaron Brook:
    I'm frightened by people who claim to have loved Atlas Shrugged: a book that celebrates the mind, hard work, not mooching off of others, and living life the way you want (without interfering with anyone else's freedom) and then say they have 'outgrown' it. What does this mean? You have grown up, and now believe in stealing from others? That life is hopeless? That men should deal with each other by force and government can openly steal your earnings?

  13. Attractive woman: "Isn't it odd? When a politician or a movie star retires, we read front page stories about it. But when a philosopher retires, people do not even notice it." Francisco: "They do, eventually."

  14. Some creation reports are greatly exaggerated.

  15. Saw a "tie-dyed" VW bug today. It certainly says "Notice me" colorfully.

  16. Have you picked up your "after-market" owners manual for the mind yet?

  17. Sun and Earth are closest for the entire year today. Earth is at a point in its orbit called perihelion, which means “closest to the Sun.” We are about 1.5 million miles (2.4 million km) closer to the Sun than average.

  18. ...."Never argue with an idiot. They'll drag you down to their level, beat you with experience, and bystanders will never know the difference."

  19. On their annual migratory return to the boreal forest or taiga habitat, the buffleheads stop by for yet another meal.

  20. Entities are really something. Have you ever noticed that every action has some entity aiding and abetting it?

  21. Any war declared on an inanimate object cannot go well. - Yaron Brook

  22. Reality is where we observe causal relationships. Or could it be that perceiving causal relationships is when we observe reality?

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