For me, I care very little about what Objectivism stands for in its Platonic form, the way Rand intended it. In debates, one is often chided to contend with the best form of the argument, but if that form isn't practiced in the real world, it's meaningless. A debate on purely philosophical levels is masturbatory. If I'm going to engage with someone in a debate, I'm only interested in their philosophy in so far as it shapes their actual thoughts and actions.
"When we die there are two things we can leave behind us: genes and memes. We were built as gene machines, created to pass on our genes. But that aspect of us will be forgotten in three generations... We should not seek immortality in reproduction. "But if you contribute to the world's culture, if you … Continue reading The 10 Cities Meme
Conspiracy Theories Everyone I meet seems prone to imagine conspiracies. There are always the flashy ones like, "9/11 was an inside job" or "The moon landing was fake," and then there are the more grounded ones where [Fill In The Blank Group] is manipulating [Fill In The Blank System] for some agenda, secret or otherwise. … Continue reading The complete lack of evidence is the surest sign that the conspiracy is working
"It was a Jump to Conclusions mat." ~ The fat guy. I'm seriously not trying to read too much into this because it was really an insignificant moment. But it illustrates a point so I'm gonna mention it. A little more than a week back, at that whole Soul Club Shebang (maybe they should change … Continue reading Snap Judgments and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies
Ex-tra-nat-u-ral: Adj. - 1. Any explanation for unexplained phenomenon that is a possibility in nature, yet so outside the realm of normal human experience and scientific discovery that it is highly improbable. 2. A method of explaining the Supernatural as an aspect of the Natural. Let’s discuss the idea of God A Designer as a … Continue reading Extranatural: How Intelligent Design Hopes To Reclassify ‘God’