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    dream_weaver reacted to merjet in https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/physics-needs-philosophy-philosophy   
    The URL you show is correct, but the URL "behind" your link doesn't go to the page the article in on. 
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    dream_weaver reacted to Grames in Dagny placed the remnant of the motor into a vault in one of the tunnels; the vault h   
    Rand is drawing a parallel between the broken "motor" she found and an electric generator.  Also, in a way what had been removed is now restored (although the "motor" doesn't work yet) foreshadowing some other restoration yet to occur. 
    A vault also keeps private, or keeps a secret, what is within it.  This is yet another foreshadowing of her discovery that John Galt has already secretly been working in the Taggart Terminal.   As the book goes on to show, Galt really has been Dagny's private motivation all along, even before she knew Galt existed.
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    dream_weaver reacted to StrictlyLogical in Dagny placed the remnant of the motor into a vault in one of the tunnels; the vault h   
    Man’s mind or reason, his engine for life was also once used in ancient Greece and again during the Enlightenment, and in the face of bad philosophy is once more abandoned with nothing in its place... now another chance at restarting the generator of his life... a rebirth of reason.
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    dream_weaver reacted to StrictlyLogical in The Pro•me•the•us Dis•connection   
    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.
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    dream_weaver reacted to StrictlyLogical in The Pro•me•the•us Dis•connection   
    Prometheus brought fire down from the Gods as a gift to mere mortals, mortals who could never hope to live or be as the Gods.
    This is like some intriguing title of a book, did Prometheus disconnect, is there a disconnection with him, or did he bring Disconnection itself down to the mere mortals?
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    dream_weaver reacted to StrictlyLogical in As a computer programmer, one of my favorite tasks was to take someone's code and cle   
    Interesting idea.  Careful though, her attacks on other ethical systems also include important information for understanding what her ethics is not, and what approaches she holds as flawed and why etc.  In general if the particulars can be teased apart from the relevance they have to what she is illustrating then a more succinct summary could emerge.  So good luck!
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    dream_weaver reacted to StrictlyLogical in History: Testimony provided via an empirical record that supplies incontrovertible ev   
    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.
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    dream_weaver got a reaction from Repairman in "Blessed are the children for they shall inherit the national debt."--Chinese fortune   
    Sounds like a recipe for a Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times."
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