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    Objectivism Is The Everyman's Philosophy

    In the universe, what you see is what you get,

    figuring it out for yourself is the way to happiness,

    and each person's independence is respected by all

  • Rand's Philosophy in Her Own Words

    • "Metaphysics: Objective Reality"Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed/Wishing won’t make it so." "The universe exists independent of consciousness"
    • "Epistemology: Reason" "You can’t eat your cake and have it, too." "Thinking is man’s only basic virtue"
    • "Ethics: Self-interest" "Man is an end in himself." "Man must act for his own rational self-interest" "The purpose of morality is to teach you[...] to enjoy yourself and live"
    • "Politics: Capitalism" "Give me liberty or give me death." "If life on earth is [a man's] purpose, he has a right to live as a rational being"
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    Microtubules, Quantum and Indeterminism

    Solvreven
    By Solvreven,
    So I'm not sure how many in this forum has seen this update. There might be some evidence that suggests that conciousness is created by something called microtubules. At the same time the study shows that the brain uses Quantum Effects that as far as we know are indetermined. This does not prove that we have free will, but it ties a theory between Quantum Mechanics and Metaphysics. Hope this could be interesting for more people here. Here's a video:    

    Reblogged:The Impotence of 'Owning' Trump

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    Over at Sp!ked, Jenny Holland offers the kind of level-headed assessment of the legally dubious Trump hush money verdict that is impossible to get from American media, which is almost all blindly angry at Trump, or blindly loyal to him:Earlier, Holland notes that "there are plenty of legitimate reasons not to want [Trump] anywhere near the White House again." Among these are the legitimate prosecutions the Democrats should have taken up years ago, and which will now be undermined if they ever s

    What are the best e-book editions of "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" that I can buy?

    The Laws of Biology
    By The Laws of Biology,
    What makes any e-book edition superior? In my view, these features make an e-book edition superior: Easy to add highlight marking to the text. Possible to electronically copy all or much of the text, for private use only. I see that both "The Fountainhead" and "Atlas Shrugged" are available in Kindle e-book format, for sale on Amazon. But I haven't liked Kindle in the past. It seems to forbid or severely limiting electronical copying and pasting.  Also, what is the best onlin

    Prescriptions for a Rationalist

    HowardRoarkSpaceDetective
    By HowardRoarkSpaceDetective,
    Rationalists of OOF, (recovered rationalists, that is) What did you start doing differently? Or what made things click? Or what did you decide to accept that you really didn't want to? Since discovering the Fountainhead during COVID, I've become all but fluent in Objectivism-as-a-system-of-thought. I keep getting the sense that I'm so close to hitting on the core of what I'm doing to keep myself from being happier and more productive, but every time I think I've found something fu

    About the Russian aggression of Ukraine

    AlexL
    By AlexL,
    An analysis of John Mearsheimer's position, which is: "it is not Putin but the West, especially the U.S., that’s principally responsible for this disaster. The Ukraine Crisis Is the West’s Fault.” The analysis continues:   Read here the full analysis.

    Israelo-Palestinian Conflict: 2023 Edition

    AlexL
    By AlexL,
    Breaking News -- Israel Under Attack     

    Implications of non-human species possessing language

    Pokyt
    By Pokyt,
    Sort of a lighter topic, but it's something I find interesting. If Dolphins are capable of communicating abstract concepts through complex language, would that mean they have the capacity for rational thought? Would they be deserving of protections if this was discovered to be the case? Purely hypothetical as how complex their methods of communication are is not yet known, but I am interested in hearing some answers. I think this would apply to hypothetical alien life as well. Here's a shor

    Blocked off my account

    Guest AlexL
    By Guest AlexL,
    Please confirm that this message was successfully received ! Account: Username : AlexL Email: [email protected]   Hi, I can't login into my account anymore. Before that happened, I tried, in my profile, to redefine my email address (to the same as before, in fact). Now, when trying to log in, I  get a message that I didn't yet confirmed my new email address by clicking a link in the confirmation mail I had to get from the Objectivism Online Forum. But I

    Economic Libertarian President at Work in Argentina

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    Milei's First Six Months

    Upon what legal basis did Ayn Rand become a lawful permanent resident in the U.S.?

    The Laws of Biology
    By The Laws of Biology,
    The Ayn Rand Lexicon and Wikipedia provide the following information:   http://aynrandlexicon.com/about-ayn-rand/timeline.html  1926: Departs Leningrad (January 17). Arrives in Manhattan (February 19). Hired as movie extra by Cecil B. DeMille (September) 1927: Hired by DeMille as junior screen writer (circa June 11)   1929: Marries Frank O’Connor (April 15). Hired by RKO wardrobe department 1931:

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