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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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    Natural Intelligence Teamed with Artificial = Fast Development

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    AI and supercomputing enlisted to find a new solid-state electrolyte in only days. The battery works, and it reduces the amount of Lithium required by 70 percent. Emily Conover's report.

    Remembering the CG Computer-Generated Pandemic Tyranny

    monart
    By monart,
    Remembering the CG Computer-Generated Pandemic Tyranny   It's been nearly four years since the "Covid-19 pandemic" campaign was announced (March 11, 2020) by the WHO and subsequently implemented by governments throughout the world -- using fear and force to "lockdown" then "vaccinate" billions of misinformed and misled, confused and compliant masses. How did the Covid-19 pandemic come to be? How did such a pandemic tyranny get established so quickly and easily? For one's ment

    Reblogged:On "Polish NPR," Revealing Omission, Admission

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    At a conservative site, one Tim Graham asks, "Who Will Deprogram the Radicals at National Public Radio?" The very title just about sums up what is wrong with today's Aliskyite conservative movement because it shows just how much the right apes the left these days. The headline could conceivably be fine, rhetorically -- except that the piece never challenges either (1) the propriety of the government running a media outlet, or (2) the government (de)programming the staff of a media outlet when

    My New Book, Inspired by Ayn Rand, The Enemies of Excellence by George Wilson Adams

    George Adams CPA MBA
    By George Adams CPA MBA,
    Inviting you to read, and teach, my new book, about Objective Economics and Political Economy, inspired by Ayn Rand, The Enemies of Excellence. The Enemies of Excellence - The Timely and Timeless REFUTATION of DEI! https://theenemiesofexcellence.com/

    Reblogged:A Theocratic, Anti-Abortion Win in Alabama

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    The "same people" (to apply a tribalistic phrase from the right to that tribe) who for decades complained (sometimes with justification) about left-wing jurists "legislating from the bench" will no doubt turn around and celebrate a ruling by the Alabama Supreme Court to the effect that frozen embryos are children:Parts of the majority opinion and the lone dissent are illuminating. In today's cultural climate, I find myself compelled to label the above skit SATIRE. The ruling appears to be an ap

    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.

    "You Can Leave Your Hat On"

    Boydstun
    By Boydstun,
    That song by Randy Newman includes the line “You give me reason to live.” As the reader knows, the song is the expression of one in the throes of a sexual romance.  Ayn Rand writes “My morality, the morality of reason, is contained on a single axiom: existence exists—and in a single choice: to live” (AS 1018). The moral is correct value that is chosen and understood, in Rand’s view. Animal consciousness has the function of preserving life of that sort of animal. For humans the feature

    Reblogged:Amazon: Is the NLRB Unconstitutional?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    In the headlines is something that might sound vaguely familiar to anyone who has been paying attention to upcoming Supreme Court rulings: union target Amazon has decided to challenge the constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Board:Setting aside the propriety of the government's wholesale violation of right to contract -- inherent in any law restricting how employers and employees bargain with one another -- the complaint about the NLRB is interesting and familiar-sounding. A piece

    Reblogged:Will Independents Save the GOP From Itself?

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    New Hampshire holds its presidential primaries today. Ron DeSantis has suspended his campaign and endorsed Trump. (I'd wager, given his earlier pledge to save the GOP from Trump and his over-the-top pandering to the Trump base, he's hoping Trump's legal problems represent a reentry path later.) We thus have an early primary in a state that allows independent voters to participate in party primaries, and a two-person contest between Donald Trump and Nikki Haley. This represents as good a chance

    Reblogged:Four Random Things

    Gus Van Horn blog
    By Gus Van Horn blog,
    A Friday Hodgepodge This will be short, sweet, and quick, as I dash out the door for an early appointment... 1. Whether you love or hate cicadas, you might find these brood maps useful. The color-coded cicada brood map comes with a list of years at which the main part of any given 13- or 17- year cicada brood will emerge. The usefulness will be somewhat limited by "stragglers" emerging off-schedule and perhaps also by the existence of multiple broods in your area. 2. Professional bridesmai

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