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Is Edward Snowden a hero?
Hell yes! His actions were moral.
Hell no! Put him away for treason.
Yes and no. It's a grey area.
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Submitted by Doug Bandler on Thu, 2013-07-25 07:38
I always try to find new ways to think of the Left / Right divide in America. I found a great comment at an econlog entry that very cleverly depicts it. Here is the comment. Its good:
Submitted by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-07-25 03:43
CAN CHRISTIANITY, JOHN LOCKE, VON MISES, AYN RAND OR ANY COMBINATION SAVE AMERICA?
Hi Doug! Thanks again. — by Reason Man on Sun, 2013-07-28 10:20
Many Good Points — by Doug Bandler on Sat, 2013-07-27 19:29
SINGLE POST REPLY TO DIFFERENT FORUMS — by Reason Man on Sat, 2013-07-27 14:50
Submitted by Stephen Berry on Thu, 2013-07-25 00:12
Affordable Auckland Waitemata & Gulf candidate Stephen Berry is incredulous at the news Auckland Council is running a pilot program teaching etiquette to skateboarders.
I saw that — by gregster on Sat, 2013-07-27 04:23
This got picked up by the NZ — by Stephen Berry on Fri, 2013-07-26 08:08
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-07-23 15:12
Excerpt from article:
Submitted by Reason Man on Tue, 2013-07-23 10:51
Following is the sub-article on race relations from my book “Is Democracy the Nemesis also of the Anglo Saxons?” I was making posts of parts of that book when suddenly I read a lot of news about UN be
Submitted by Michael Moeller on Tue, 2013-07-23 03:51
Below is an excerpt from my Atlasphere review of Jeff Perren's novel Cossacks in Paris:
"Big events. That’s what I love about historical dramas.
Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-07-21 23:07
And — by gregster on Sat, 2013-08-17 12:28
Ayn Rand no longer the kiss of death — by gregster on Sat, 2013-08-17 02:42
Trevor helps out — by gregster on Tue, 2013-07-23 09:20
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-07-21 18:34
Maybe it's time to do like the Muslims: submit and surrender.
Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-07-21 01:35
I missed this at the time. About time that man talked sense. Did he retract this? I wouldn't be as surprised if he did as I was to see him state this.
He must've taken off those — by Richard Wiig on Mon, 2013-07-22 10:43
Submitted by Doug Bandler on Fri, 2013-07-19 00:54
The Zimmerman trial and what it represents is perhaps the most important cultural phenomenon we have seen.
Disclaimers! — by Craig Ceely on Sun, 2013-08-04 03:35
Guns — by RationalMan on Sun, 2013-08-04 03:25
Brian... — by Craig Ceely on Thu, 2013-08-01 09:16
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-07-18 19:56
From Apollo 11 to Martian Missions
On July 20, 1969 Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made those historic first footprints on the Moon. But the ensuing decades have been frustrating to those who assumed that Apollo 11 would lead to permanent lunar bases and colonies on Mars.
Aldrin, Hudgins, Tito. — by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-07-18 21:48
Air Head America ("Literally") - "Debbie" Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board
Submitted by Neil Parille on Wed, 2013-07-17 23:12
"Despite its many problems, feminism has been a major force for political, economic, and social change for the better.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sun, 2013-07-14 05:20
I expected the Zimmerman verdict to go the other way. I expect the worst in all things in this abominably inverted pomo-world where Pamela Geller is barred from Britain while Islamofilth is allowed to run amok, self-defence is murder, murder is self-defence, perpetrators are victims, victims are perpetrators, justice is about "heart" rather than facts—and "heart" decrees that the white guy is always in the wrong and always a racist.
Sam — by gregster on Fri, 2013-09-06 10:17
Greetings Sam — by tvr on Thu, 2013-09-05 20:52
Sam — by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-08-29 02:09
Submitted by curi on Sat, 2013-07-13 00:32
Here is an introductory explanation of my philosophy:
What do you think about it from an Objectivist perspective?
So you want an example like — by curi on Sat, 2013-07-13 17:27
General Feedback — by i.am.dan.edge on Sat, 2013-07-13 06:18
curi — by i.am.dan.edge on Sat, 2013-07-13 06:11
Submitted by F L Light on Fri, 2013-07-12 22:01
Alex Hyde-white, who was the narrator for "I AM JOHN GALT," by Donald Luskin http://www.audible.com/search/...
Alex Hyde-White — by F L Light on Sat, 2013-07-27 04:21
Interview — by F L Light on Fri, 2013-07-12 22:13
Submitted by curi on Fri, 2013-07-12 20:59
Popper came up with many refutations of induction. That made it hard to come up with a new one. But I managed it:
Submitted by Shayne Wissler on Thu, 2013-07-11 05:48
I recently published a new book, REASON and LIBERTY, available at Leanpub:
And at Amazon:
Reply to Terry — by Shayne Wissler on Sun, 2013-08-11 20:11
What is misleading is Shane's criticism of my review — by tvr on Sun, 2013-08-11 19:34
Terry's review is misleading — by Shayne Wissler on Sat, 2013-08-10 22:40
Submitted by curi on Wed, 2013-07-10 17:35
There are two particularly hard parts of explaining why induction is false. First, there are many refutations. Where do you start? Second, most refutations are targeted at professional philosophers.
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Mon, 2013-07-08 01:16
I watched this whole, long, tedious, mindless, 15-minute video. What a waste! Here's what I posted in response:
Defeating Philosophical Cultism — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Sun, 2013-07-14 17:57
Gregster, The Founding Fathers were Christians! — by Reason Man on Thu, 2013-07-11 06:11
Reason Man — by gregster on Thu, 2013-07-11 05:52
Submitted by curi on Sun, 2013-07-07 17:14
Objectivists accuse Popperians of being skeptics. Popperians accuse Objectivists of being infallibilists. Actually, both philosophies are valuable and largely compatible.
curi — by i.am.dan.edge on Sat, 2013-07-13 05:26
Dan Edge, This should — by curi on Sat, 2013-07-13 01:14
Elliott — by tvr on Tue, 2013-07-09 20:58
Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-07-07 12:52
Interesting talk, I'm not convinced in some avenues, such as "morphic resonance" but take a look.
Submitted by gregster on Sun, 2013-07-07 08:49
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Sat, 2013-07-06 12:15
It's a long time since I ruined a dinner party. That's because people who give dinner parties know I ruin them, and don't invite me.
Back it up.Lindsay, you — by Rick Giles on Mon, 2013-09-02 18:55
Onegin — by Olivia on Tue, 2013-07-09 11:22
Recall that latin phrase from Horace's Odes? — by Rosie on Sun, 2013-07-07 14:11
Submitted by curi on Fri, 2013-07-05 04:11
Karl Popper is often misunderstood because he says the debates for several major philosophy issues involve a false dichotomy. The question is misconceived; both sides are wrong; a new way is needed.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Thu, 2013-07-04 08:11
Normally at this time of year I'd simply reprise one of my earlier July 4 eulogies to the greatness of America and be content with that. To do so again would not be appropriate.
Craig - you beat me to that — by Duncan Bayne on Mon, 2013-10-28 04:44
The "Guilty Parties," Indeed — by Craig Ceely on Fri, 2013-07-05 06:38
Nation in Decline — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-07-05 00:06
Submitted by Ed Hudgins on Thu, 2013-07-04 03:39
Egypt Revolts Against Islamists and Obama
July 3, 2013 — The military coup in Egypt is a blow to Islamist totalitarians and a slap at their facilitator, Barack Obama.
Evading the point. — by Richard Wiig on Thu, 2013-07-11 07:20
Thanks for that post, Terry. — by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2013-07-06 00:13
Ed Hudgins--Hardly Objectivism — by RationalMan on Fri, 2013-07-05 21:59
Submitted by curi on Wed, 2013-07-03 17:14
Ayn Rand has the best moral philosophy ever invented. Karl Popper has the most important breakthrough in epistemology.
Alan wrote an answer to — by curi on Sat, 2013-07-27 20:31
"If I spend the time to — by Tom Burroughes on Mon, 2013-07-22 18:53
"This essay of Dykes is a — by curi on Sun, 2013-07-21 19:29
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Wed, 2013-07-03 16:07
Ayn Rand is the greatest philosopher by far of the past 2000 years. She is easily the most liberal thinker in the history of man.
Submitted by Lindsay Perigo on Wed, 2013-07-03 07:12
Robert Schumann made several attempts to write a piano concerto. Only one survived the cutting room floor. This is it, replete with rapturous rapport between pianist and orchestra. A sublime affirmation of "the grandeur of man," a radiant riposte to Islamofilth and leftist pomowankery:
Earlier version ... — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-07-22 05:51
New one for me. — by Olivia on Fri, 2013-07-05 06:33
Submitted by seddon on Mon, 2013-07-01 21:43
Does DIM mischaracterize Rand epistemology as fundamentally “integration?” Chapter One of the book is entitled “Integration.” He claims there that, “Integration, [Rand] said, was the key to underst
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