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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.
Other (please specify)
Total votes: 21
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 Anonymous Guest 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 0 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 Anonymous Guest 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 Anonymous Guest 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 Anonymous Guest 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 0 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 Anonymous Guest 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 Anonymous Guest 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 0 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 0 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
Submitted by seddon on Sun, 2013-06-30 13:39
When Rand defines nominalism, the word “arbitrary” is included. For example, Rand writes on p.
Kyrel — by seddon on Sat, 2013-07-06 10:46
George Walsh — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-07-05 21:42
Kyrel — by seddon on Fri, 2013-07-05 13:47
Submitted by Richard Wiig on Sat, 2013-06-29 22:30
A worthwhile read. I was going to post this to the permanent Islam thread, but I'm not sure which one it's going to be, or if one is up yet?
I like Ayaan but... — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-07-02 19:55
Submitted by Anonymous Guest on Sat, 2013-06-29 17:30
_Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature_ is a book attacking Ayn Rand. I criticize it extensively.
curi — by i.am.dan.edge on Tue, 2013-07-02 07:09
FYI i just 2 minutes ago got — by 0 on Mon, 2013-07-01 19:46
Looks as though he was — by Lindsay Perigo on Mon, 2013-07-01 19:45
Submitted by Rosie on Sat, 2013-06-29 05:30
Former sceptic, Eben Alexander, is a renown neuro-surgeon who has written an
Shane — by Rosie on Sat, 2013-08-03 10:06
Bizarre — by Shane on Fri, 2013-08-02 04:28
Rosie... — by Marcus on Thu, 2013-08-01 09:57
Submitted by Richard Wiig on Fri, 2013-06-28 08:57
You might have heard that Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer have been refused entry to the UK on the grounds that they are fascists intent on inciting people to unrest and violence.
Pat Condell defends EDL, Geller and Spencer — by Rosie on Sat, 2013-07-06 08:10
Hope — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-07-05 00:14
Britain Heading Towards A Civil War With Islam — by Rosie on Thu, 2013-07-04 21:27
Submitted by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Fri, 2013-06-28 00:09
Immigration is generally beneficial. It usually adds to a nation's economic wealth, military strength, and even intellectual power, and cultural riches.
I like it, but... — by tvr on Tue, 2013-07-02 11:17
a possibility for the future — by Doug Bandler on Tue, 2013-07-02 02:43
Pro-Freedom Policy Alone — by Kyrel Zantonavitch on Tue, 2013-07-02 01:39
Submitted by Ayn Rand Center on Wed, 2013-06-26 21:34
June 25, 2013
Dear Admirer of Ayn Rand:
Once every three weeks starting September 13, 2013, Dr. Leonard Peikoff will offer, by telephone, a new 15-lecture course: Writing for an Audience.
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