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    Although I once was a libertarian, I've changed my position due to the clear and obvious reasoning inherent to Objectivism.

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    Robert Bumbalough
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    I'm a neophyte objectivist, and I have a great deal to learn.
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  1. LOL. I didn't realize I lived in an inferior, socialist country - what a joke. People do not live "in" countries. They live on geological land formations and go about the business of their lives within the context of a legal jurisdiction exerted by cretins who operate the Machiavellian machinery of a State. If that State is of the form of a national empire, then it is called a country. If the State is of the form of a federal republic, then it is proper to refer to it as a federation or a confederation if the member States have equivalent legal power to that of the federation government. The
  2. At blog post http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/042383.html Mr Shaffer strongly criticized Ms Rand. Any who feel like arguing with Shaffer may email him at zenanarchy@earthlink.net Best Wishes
  3. Bill is not aware of consciousness, nor is any other man. Consciousness is awareness of existence that results from brain processing. Without existence or a brain process there can be no awareness and no consciousness. If Bill were to be surgically altered to disable all his brain neurological sensory cortices, he would have no sensory perception. Yet he would still be aware of his own thoughts because Bill is the processing of the brain that lives in his skull. The autonomic nervous system provides feedback to the various cortices and lobes in Bill's brain. Bill, however, would die when his b
  4. Greetings: Ayn Rand wrote that "...If nothing exists, there can be no consciousness: a consciousness with nothing to be conscious of is a contradiction in terms. A consciousness conscious of nothing but itself is a contradiction in terms: before it could identify itself as consciousness, it had to be conscious of something. ..." in Galt's famous speech. Recently I had a message exchange with a Christian. I made the following argument, and he responded with the italicized comment. 1. To believe that a theistic creator deity exists and is responsible for reality, the believer must imagine their
  5. Since TEW cannot account for the A Aspect data, TEW does not have greater explanatory power than the standard QM model. Thus reality is amendable to change by the action of consciousness at the quantum scale as shown by double slit experiments. There are further problems with TEW as noted at http://www.bip.wur.nl/UK/education/Quantum...ves/default.htm "Maybe the most important problem of this interpretation is the fact that it is not entirely clear how the elementary wave should contain multiple properties of different elementary particles. Also the fact remains that even though the probabili
  6. http://www.runslinux.net/~jeff/tew_refutation2.txt (Part I written April 2000, Part II Oct 2000) Well, the time has finally come. I have completed the second more general disproof of TEW. In this one all parameters are left open for how the particles will "jump" onto different elementary waves when the polarizers are switched. This amounts to 16 separate variables, and the only constraints used are basic laws of probability and agreement with the photon counts at each detector as predicted by standard Quantum theory. As I show, even though there are only 6 constraining equations the system
  7. Are Conservatives (Undocumented) Aliens? Link to article by Jacob G. Hornberger Save a link to this article and return to it at www.savethis.comSave a link to this article and return to it at www.savethis.com Email a link to this articleEmail a link to this article Printer-friendly version of this articlePrinter-friendly version of this article View a list of the most popular articles on our siteView a list of the most popular articles on our site DIGG THIS Conservatives are strange and fascinating creatures. Their minds operate in a strange, Bizarro-like universe in which delusion and de
  8. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/...71212202008.htm Different Areas Of The Brain Respond To Belief, Disbelief And Uncertainty ScienceDaily (Dec. 13, 2007) — The human mind is a prolific generator of beliefs about the world. The capacity of our minds to believe or disbelieve linguistic propositions is a powerful force for controlling both behavior and emotion, but the basis of this process in the brain is not yet understood. Sam Harris, a UCLA graduate student in the lab of Mark Cohen, a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and a study co-author, and
  9. An Open Letter to Republicans by Andrew Ter-Grigoryan http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/ter-grigoryan1.html This is a letter to all of my fellow Republicans, written on behalf of the presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul. If you have been following the Presidential campaign this year, the chances are good that you have encountered a candidate whose name is Ron Paul. Though underreported by the mainstream media (shakes fist at air angrily), the Congressional 10th-term Texas Republican candidate's run for the White House has amassed untold millions and has a legion of grassroots support acr
  10. http://www.ronpaul2008.com/press-rel...-goldwater-jr/ Barry Goldwater Jr Endorses Ron Paul November 16, 2007 10:16 am EST ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA—Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul today gained a public endorsement from Barry M. Goldwater, Jr. “America is at a crossroads,” said Mr. Goldwater. “We have begun to stray from our traditions and must get back to what has made us the greatest nation on earth or we will lose much of the freedom we hold dear. Ron Paul stands above all of the other candidates in his commitment to liberty and to America.” “Leading America is difficult, and I know Ron
  11. I am going to rain on your parade. Even if R.P. were elected president (highly unlikely) the Constitution will not be restored. It just ain't going to happen. The American public loves their government programs way too much for that to happen. Ba'al Chatzaf Thanks for your insightful comment. However, I respectfully disagree while acknowledging the very real need for educating the Citizens of the United States of America in what actually constitutes a free federal republic. To that end I submit the following link to a speech Congressman Ron Paul gave on the floor of the House of Representativ
  12. Please donate $100 to the Ron Paul campaign tomorrow, November 5th, to help get Paul elected. Liberty is worth it.
  13. Here is my third post on this topic written shortly after reading Rand's essay "Causality Versus Duty" from "Philosophy Who Needs It" Today I went to my local library and checked out their copy of Ayn Rand's “Philosophy Who Needs It”. Her essay “Causality Versus Duty” addressed the issue in my question regarding Dr. Michael Martin's assumption that his readers would intuitively understand that rational minded beings have a “duty” to use empirical methods to gain knowledge. Rand correctly identified the error that Dr. Martin made in his assumption. It is the same error that has afflicted my ow
  14. Greetings: In my (new and improved: now corrected for improper nomenclature) first post, the duty or more accurately the self-interested inclination was implicit upon the self and imposed by self. My question was about why any rational consciously aware thinking intelligent being would be responsible to themselves to adopt a empirical way of knowing things. Thanks to reading Ayn Rand's essay "Causality Versus Duty" in "Philosophy Who Needs It" I identified the problem as the error made by Dr. Martin and myself in assuming the Kantian morality and concept of duty that are part of the standard i
  15. Thank you for your thoughtful reply. Yes I think I agree with you. After reading Ayn Rand's essay "Causality Versus Duty" this afternoon I came to understand the error of presumption of Kantian moral duty implicit in Dr. Martin's statement in "The Case Against Christianity". I now agree with Rand and have corrected my earlier posts by noting that the words duty or obligation should be replaced with the phrase self-interested inclination. The Kantian term "categorical imperative" was replaced with the phrase "causal goal seeking". As for irrational beings there would be a number of cases determ