Brant Gaede

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    Born in 1944 in Tucson, AZ. SF Aidman Vietnam combat veteran. Autodidact. Can drive the big rig. Hike and fly. Weep and write. Shoot and scoot.
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    Rand novels, The David, Shane, The Ox-Bow Incident, Forbidden Planet, Things to Come, The Wild Bunch, Oliver, Star Wars, Charade, North by Northwest, Psycho, Vertigo, Red River, Empire of the Sun, etc. Music: only the good stuff--e.g., Lynyrd Skynyrd "Simple Man"
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  1. There is simply science. Pre-science wasn't science nor will post-science be science. We are already in post-science respecting "climate change." The way to real science is to cut off the government money. --Brant you can't keep epistemological truth in a bottle; such ideas float around to be used or not whatever happened to "A New Kind of Science"?
  2. I read "Botvinnik On Openings" sixty years ago, which is why my brother couldn't beat me playing chess even though I had no more real mind for the game than he did. In our last game he opened with a PR4. I begged him to take it back but he wouldn't. The game didn't go well. --Brant
  3. The search for a generalization good in all cases is extremely problematic. I think you should first start with most cases then leverage off that if that's still your object. Good luck chucking empiricism. --Brant there is more in heaven and hell . . .
  4. Hey! I was a medic! I used to pray for napalm! --Brant all I got was Puff the Magic Dragon --and HE (and nap)
  5. Pelosi: "We're going to impeach!" Trump: "Please, please, don't throw me into that briar patch!" --Brant
  6. Ghate may be as he says an "expert" on Rand's philosophy, but doesn't say we shouldn't have elected Trump. That would have let Clinton and the left and deep state out of the bag. Trump is a cultural warrior par excellent and we are in a cultural war. The left is being smashed in a way Rand could not, but she laid the intellectual foundations for Trump doing what he's doing. The left gave up all intellectual pretensions 50 years ago with the Vietnam War protests. They are power seekers and wielders and have always been so just below the now disintegrating surface. As for Rand despising Trump: well, you can despise the past, not a non-existent future. Ghate's just ad h-ing him with a Rand club. --Brant maybe post-Trump we can go back into the world (after making the sign of the dollar)
  7. Please fix the link. Thx. --Brant nevermind; it works as quoted by me--somehow
  8. Thank you for posting this.. --Brant
  9. Read the condensed volume. In hardback. The six are hard to get and expensive. "The Fourth President: A Life of James Madison" --Brant
  10. My grandfather was a personal friend of DL Chambers who published most of his books likely making little money for Bobbs Merrill, including his one and really not so good but interesting novel, "Friendly Cove." This is the guy who told A. Ogden No for "The Fountainhead." --Brant
  11. The Bill of Rights was a limitation on federal not state power. After the Civil War the "Civil War Amendments" changed that. Irving Brant, "The Bill of Rights, It's Origin and Meaning", 1965, pp 3,4 --Brant
  12. Still, a right need not be enumerated. That was settled by the Civil War. The expansion of Federal over State power in this context is the SCOTUS telling the States and sundry they cannot violate a human right. Thus, is there a right for a woman to have an abortion? You answered yes only you called it sovereignty. You could have called it privacy except it's mealy mouthed. --Brant
  13. Actually, I wasn't trying to invoke Objectivism. I never do except when I say I am. My only point was a human being includes biology. --Brant we may be over-referencing Rand my Objectivism expertise comes from not being an expert on Objectivism as classically and/or officially rendered (see Peikoff) so man qua man is just as fundamental as biology