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Who Should Be the Republican Nominee?
Total votes: 20
Submitted by Ryan Brubaker on Sun, 2006-11-05 21:09
I'm not trying to sway anyone's vote with this post (I will not be voting for either major party on Tuesday). I just thought this series of posts was a perfect display of the Republican/Christian altruist ethics.
Luke: — by Ryan Brubaker on Mon, 2006-11-06 02:36
Frum Claims Reason and Objectivity — by Luke Setzer on Sun, 2006-11-05 23:45
Submitted by Stephen Boydstun on Sun, 2006-11-05 15:39
Merlin Jetton is partly to blame for this note. I had been reading his 1995 Objectivity essay “Time, Prescience, and Biology.” In the third section of the essay, Merlin examines Kant’s concept of a priori concepts.
Kant's Plato — by Stephen Boydstun on Mon, 2009-02-09 13:23
Rational Intuition — by Stephen Boydstun on Thu, 2006-11-16 16:41
Stephen, — by seddon on Tue, 2006-11-07 23:50
Submitted by Mark on Sun, 2006-11-05 14:31
There was little comment in Objectivist circles about the recently passed Military Commissions Act of 2006. What comment there was focused on its suspension of habeas corpus, particularly the question whether that aspect of the Act applies to U.S. citizens or not.
A new article on ARI Watch takes it for granted that the Act applies only to foreigners,
Well said Mark — by John Armaos on Fri, 2007-04-13 00:48
Reply — by Mark on Sat, 2007-03-31 21:17
The government can, in — by wngreen on Sat, 2007-03-31 00:59
Submitted by Prima Donna on Sun, 2006-11-05 01:44
Oh WOW — by Sandi on Mon, 2006-11-06 21:57
Yum! — by Prima Donna on Mon, 2006-11-06 20:35
I'll order one of those — by Sandi on Mon, 2006-11-06 19:55
Submitted by administrator on Sun, 2006-11-05 00:33
15% (8 votes)
54% (29 votes)
31% (17 votes)
Total votes: 54
Kelly, you could kick things off... — by Ross Elliot on Sun, 2006-11-19 04:50
my poetry — by User hidden on Wed, 2006-11-08 05:43
Kelly — by Dan Edge on Tue, 2006-11-07 12:45
Submitted by Chris Cathcart on Sat, 2006-11-04 19:52
First off, I have to acknowledge that I have not heard Peikoff's course, but being familiar with his other courses and knowing how valuable they are, I plan to listen to it hopefully soon. I am going only on a rough-outline level of understanding as provided by other posters here, and I can only say that I find the idea discussed intriguing.
Guys — by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2006-11-04 22:37
dim is good — by Mike_M on Sat, 2006-11-04 20:07
Submitted by KingRandor82 on Sat, 2006-11-04 07:53
Yes, that's right folks- I actually had a CIVIL mini political debate with a Liberal Democrat! Didn't think it was possible- on his end OR mine.
Now, the cool thing about civil debates- sometimes, you can actually walk away learning something from whom you're debating.
Submitted by Aaron Williams on Sat, 2006-11-04 03:03
It's funny - if you ignore the fact that it's not funny at all - how Lindsay bangs on about decency all the time when he's astonishingly indecent himself,
Ted, my love, "The only — by Aaron Williams on Fri, 2006-11-17 18:26
The only thing your personal — by Ted Keer on Wed, 2006-11-15 19:22
Laure, I know it's a sin to — by Aaron Williams on Wed, 2006-11-15 13:35
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Sat, 2006-11-04 01:24
Ayn Rand Institute Press Release
Sacrificing our Soldiers in Sadr City
The US Army — by Robert on Sat, 2006-11-04 21:10
Submitted by Adam Buker on Fri, 2006-11-03 08:24
This has got to be too good to be true. Cabernet Sauvingnon inspired by the Fountainhead. Check it out at www.fountainheadcellars.com. I don't know about anyone else, but I'm saving up and ordering a bottle. If you've tried it already, let me know how it tastes. What follows below is from the website describing the composition of the wine.
Copyright vs. Trademark — by Prima Donna on Fri, 2006-11-03 19:48
Actually, — by Adam Buker on Fri, 2006-11-03 19:08
"Why would the estate need to sign off on it?" — by Robert Nasir on Fri, 2006-11-03 17:24
Submitted by Mike_M on Fri, 2006-11-03 07:39
I figure I'll start a thread for discussion specifically on the DIM course, since a bunch of us are listening to it for the first time as we speak.
One of the things I've been doing before listening to each lecture is writing down how I think the categories for a subject will pan out.
Islam, D2 or M2? — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2006-11-20 16:12
I won't say I'm done yet... — by wngreen on Fri, 2006-11-17 00:56
More Recommendations — by Jeff Perren on Mon, 2006-11-13 18:46
Submitted by Prima Donna on Fri, 2006-11-03 06:48
Ross, this site has your name all over it.
<3 — by Adam Buker on Fri, 2006-11-03 19:25
Curves are always — by Marnee on Fri, 2006-11-03 19:06
Speaking of great curves... — by Ross Elliot on Fri, 2006-11-03 11:02
Submitted by Landon Erp on Fri, 2006-11-03 06:05
Landon... — by Prima Donna on Sun, 2006-11-05 00:01
Jennifer, our tastes diverge again! — by User hidden on Sat, 2006-11-04 14:51
John... — by Prima Donna on Sat, 2006-11-04 08:09
Submitted by Peter Cresswell on Fri, 2006-11-03 01:37
"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed - and hence clamorous to be led to safety - by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." -H.L. Mencken
There's money and power and headlines aplenty in scaremongering (and much less and many fewer in good news), but how often is the scaremongering accurate? And does it matter? Disaster sells.
Time to stock up on canned tuna, 'cuz... — by Summer Serravillo on Fri, 2006-11-03 11:45
Hard work ahead — by Rick Giles on Fri, 2006-11-03 08:24
Excellent post Peter. Thank — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-11-03 07:46
Submitted by George Reisman on Thu, 2006-11-02 17:00
To the accompaniment of much fanfare and hoopla, the British government has released Sir Nicholas Stern’s Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change, a report that it commissioned but that it labels “independent.”
spooky — by Greg Mullen on Thu, 2006-11-16 23:21
Great post George. Not to — by Sandi on Fri, 2006-11-03 08:20
Very Timely, George! — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-11-02 23:31
Submitted by seddon on Thu, 2006-11-02 16:04
At the end of OPAR, Peikoff appends an Epilogue entitled “THE DUEL BETWEEN PLATO AND ARISTOTLE.” If one expects an argument to prove such a duel, one would be mistaken. There is no argument to be found there. Yet before one faults Peikoff for what seems to be quite an oversight, one should re-read the opening paragraph of the Epilogue.
T. R. — by seddon on Wed, 2006-11-08 20:49
I will gladly stay off your blog — by TRowland on Wed, 2006-11-08 19:04
T. R. — by seddon on Wed, 2006-11-08 00:32
Submitted by JulianP on Thu, 2006-11-02 04:59
Gotta admit... — by Chris Cathcart on Fri, 2006-11-10 21:42
A great find — by Kenny on Fri, 2006-11-10 21:02
Oh, the big brain *is* sexy. — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-11-02 10:15
Submitted by Ted Keer on Thu, 2006-11-02 04:39
It's now official, former theist, child-molester, slave-master, second grade teacher and testicle owner, Ms. Garrison has converted to the worship of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and/or atheism, in order to get laid. For his religious faith, Stan is seated in the corner with a dunce cap reading "I have faith." Meanwhile, Eric Cartman is transported 500 years into the future, where he finds that all religious belief has been eradicated by the Unified Atheist League. Unfortunately for Cartman, there is a war in progress in the future, between these forces of reason and...the hated United Atheist Alliance...
Mark — by James S. Valliant on Tue, 2007-01-23 19:08
Question about Bernstein quote — by Mark on Fri, 2007-01-12 07:43
Question about Bernstein quote — by Mark on Mon, 2006-12-18 00:41
Submitted by JoeM on Thu, 2006-11-02 00:33
Ayn Rand is mentioned several times in a recently published book THE ENDLESS ENIGMA: A Musical Biography of Emerson, Lake & Palmer by Edward Macan.
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2006-11-01 23:41
The Ayn Rand Institute
Washington's Failed War in Afghanistan
By Elan Journo
America's campaign in Afghanistan was once widely hailed as a success in the "war on terror."
"...instead of focusing — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-11-02 03:16
Submitted by Daniel Walden on Wed, 2006-11-01 21:35
I've found a really amazing add-on for Firefox...it's called Dai.sy and what it basically amounts to is a chat program for everyone who's currently visiting a specific site. It's live feed, and runs a lot more smoothly than our own rather clunky chatbox. I'd advise all the Firefox users (and you should ALL be Firefox users) to give it a look; maybe we can make the site's Dai.sy chatroom a permanent part of the SOLO experience.
Daniel, if you're around — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-11-02 21:48
I'll check it out. — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2006-11-01 23:53
Submitted by Dan Edge on Wed, 2006-11-01 21:28
"In my judgment, anyone who votes Republican or abstains from voting in this election has no understanding of the practical role of philosophy in man's actual life--which means that he does not understand the philosophy of Objectivism, except perhaps as a rationalistic system detached from the world."
Marnee... — by Michael Moeller on Sat, 2006-11-04 06:12
"How much can you conclude — by Marnee on Sat, 2006-11-04 00:40
Double post... — by Michael Moeller on Fri, 2006-11-03 22:55
Submitted by jtgagnon on Wed, 2006-11-01 17:41
And you like Count Ducula! — by JoeM on Fri, 2006-11-10 06:21
Not convinced... — by Robert on Fri, 2006-11-10 06:00
Of course not! — by JoeM on Fri, 2006-11-10 04:42
Submitted by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2006-11-01 05:00
Firefox 2 has just been released.
Best enhancement is the new spell-check feature. Whenever you add text to an input area such as a SOLO comment box, Firefox will check spelling as you type, underlining any suspicious words. You can right-click on a suspect to get some alternatives or to add it to your local dictionary.
Good points, Jeff. — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-11-02 22:59
Memory consumption — by Jeff Perren on Thu, 2006-11-02 22:45
There are extensions that — by Ross Elliot on Thu, 2006-11-02 21:42
Submitted by matus1976 on Wed, 2006-11-01 04:34
Love, and emotion for that matter (in a healthy brain) is our response to our highest values. Love is the emotional price you pay for *valuing* something and seeing it expressed in another human being.
Some Assembly Required — by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-11-21 02:19
Assumptions — by Olivia on Mon, 2006-11-20 23:11
A couple of questions… — by TimV on Mon, 2006-11-20 21:01
Submitted by Daniel Walden on Tue, 2006-10-31 12:49
I want some input from my fellow music-loving SOLOists on this. I think that ultimately, the measure of the greatness of music is in what it pulls out of people.
Danny Boy ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2006-11-02 00:34
Sadly, no. — by Daniel Walden on Wed, 2006-11-01 13:14
You know, Daniel ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2006-11-01 05:45
Submitted by Jason Quintana on Tue, 2006-10-31 08:32
This one is great. I caught word of this over on Oliving just now and had to look for myself. It is just too great not to share. This is the Supreme Leader (the ruler of Iran) Ayatollah Ali Khameini who is here dispensing his amazing wisdom and scholarship to his subjects.
Ross — by Landon Erp on Fri, 2006-11-03 01:40
Only if... — by Ross Elliot on Wed, 2006-11-01 05:37
Groan at Boy Spice — by Sandi on Wed, 2006-11-01 04:58
Submitted by Ted Keer on Tue, 2006-10-31 02:52
"He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men." Matthew 12:30-31
As I work for one of the largest — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-11-10 23:22
Ted ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Fri, 2006-11-10 23:19
On Gays & 9/11 — by Ted Keer on Fri, 2006-11-10 23:08
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Mon, 2006-10-30 22:44
The Ayn Rand Institute
Dr. Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute, is scheduled to appear on CNBC's program "On the Money" today, Oct. 30, between 4:30 and 5:00 pm Pacific time, to discuss a proposal to ban trans fats from New York restaurants.
Submitted by TRowland on Mon, 2006-10-30 19:31
I was about one third of the way through the first draft of a longish article with the same title. It began:
In the thread that accompanies the Blog Entry by Fred Seddon concerning Nietzsche and the Nazis, we have the distinct good fortune to have his complete essay dealing with John Ridpath’s two-part article, “Nietzsche and Individualism” which appeared in The Objectivist Forum.
Material Fluency — by F L Light on Wed, 2006-11-01 02:16
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