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Reidy

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In Topic: Where are the champions of freedom?

Yesterday, 03:29 PM

I don't know where to find a recording or transcript, but Mayhew quotes it (inaccurately as memory serves) in his Q&A book, so some record of it must be out there.  I saw the original broadcast; I had just discovered Rand, and it was the first time I heard her voice.  The Objectivist cheering section had packed the audience and went wild every time she spoke.  BB and NB were on camera at least once.


In Topic: Frank's Niece!

23 January 2015 - 05:16 PM

Do you have any record of these plays?  New writing from Rand would be valuable.


In Topic: THE IMITATION GAME

21 January 2015 - 12:02 PM

Does anyone here know if the spy story that comes up briefly in the movie is historically accurate?  As the movie presents the incident it seems to conflate Bletchley Park with the Manhattan project.


In Topic: Global Jihad or Islamic Enlightenment?

09 January 2015 - 08:30 PM

These are impressive numbers, but they don't strictly prove that Muslims are on their way to a majority by 2050 (or any other date).  Note that the quote says "90 percent of the population growth" [emphasis added].  If that continues indefinitely they will eventually be a majority, but you'd have to know how quickly the population is growing to calculate when they'll overtake the rest of the population.  In addition, you can't be sure that the imbalance will continue.  Most Muslims in western Europe are immigrants, with lower incomes; people with lower incomes tend to have more children than better-off people.  To the extent that Muslims make more money we would expect them to have fewer children.

 

If 30% of the under-20s in France are Muslim and if this continues (a big if, as I noted), then eventually they will be 30% of the population; if 50% as in the Netherlands, 50%.  Neither is a majority.


In Topic: Global Jihad or Islamic Enlightenment?

09 January 2015 - 05:37 PM

Here's an apparently reliable examination of the same claim about the UK, finding it hard to credit: http://blogs.channel...y-by-2050/13690