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    Jerry Story
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    Saint Peter at Heaven's Gate told me to go to Hell. I followed advice and went to Hell. Then I was kicked out of Hell for making too much trouble. So I came back to Earth.
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  1. jts

    fake science

    More fake science. Another vaccine that didn't work and they had to fudge the data to prove that it works. https://www.brighteon.com/6032705727001 Real science is to find truth. Fake science is to peddle a product.
  2. I don't know what the Objectivist/correct response to the question in the thread title is but it reminds me of a little story. Nana Mouskouri's talent for music was discovered at the age of 7. She took music lessons but at the age of 12 her parents were too poor to be able to afford her music lessons. The music teacher was so impressed by Nana's talent for music that she gave music lessons for free. Later Nana went to singing school for 8 years. Nana went all over the world, singing in the language of each country, 15 languages. She set a record for the most music sales, worldwide, for a female singer. Not bad for someone born with a defective vocal cord.
  3. I am glad that there are people telling the truth about Islam. Among them are David Wood, Robert Spencer, Anni Cyrus, Nonie Darwish, Brigitte Gabriel, Ali Sina, Craig Winn, Jamie Glazov, and others. Islam is not defined by the behavior of Muslims, just as Objectivism is not defined by the behavior of Objectivists. David Wood explains.
  4. The cause of intellectual independence is volition. The justification may be great mind. The next question is can a person of average intelligence justify intellectual independence? (Never take anything on trust. This move is wrong.)
  5. There is a dangerous trend all over the world. It is anti-reason and anti-life. Objectivists should be concerned. Jeffrey Smith explains, both audio and text.
  6. I will answer the first question. YES. Kasparov has such a great mind that there is no reason for him to take anything in chess on trust.
  7. I was looking for an answer to each of my 4 questions. Here they are again. Focus on NEVER TAKE ANYTHING ON TRUST. This sounds like Ayn Rand.s virtue of intellectual independence. Questions 1. Did the former world champion give the future world champion good advice? 2. Would it have been good advice if it had been given to someone other than Kasparov? 3. Would it have been good advice if it had been about something other than chess? 4. Is intellectual independence always a virtue? The answer to each question probably would be yes or no, usually followed by explanation.
  8. First a quote from Ayn Rand Lexicon on what intellectual independence is. Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it—that no substitute can do your thinking, as no pinch-hitter can live your life—that the vilest form of self-abasement and self-destruction is the subordination of your mind to the mind of another, the acceptance of an authority over your brain, the acceptance of his assertions as facts, his say-so as truth, his edicts as middle-man between your consciousness and your existence. Now a story. Garry Kasparov was introduced to the game of chess at the age of 6. At age 8 he was chess champion of his home town Baku. At age 9 a visiting grandmaster said Kasparov was already thinking at the level of a grandmaster. At age 10 Kasparov decided to become a professional chess player and became a student in the Botvinnik School of Chess. The Botvinnik School of Chess was run by Mikhail Botvinnik, former world champion. Botvinnik said: This boy has talent. I will see to his education personally. Botvinnik said: The future of chess is in the hands of this young man. 10 year old Kasparov had a question for Botvinnik. He showed Botvinnik a chess position and some analysis. Botvinnik said stop, you can calculate fast, i cannot. Botvinnik went thru the analysis more slowly and found a mistake. Botvinnik said, why did you play this move? Kasparov said, It's the move everybody plays. Botvinnik said, Never take anything on trust. This move is wrong. Focus on NEVER TAKE ANYTHING ON TRUST. This sounds like Ayn Rand.s virtue of intellectual independence. Questions 1. Did the former world champion give the future world champion good advice? 2. Would it have been good advice if it had been given to someone other than Kasparov? 3. Would it have been god advice if it had been about something other than chess? 4. Is intellectual independence always a virtue?
  9. You will not believe the claims this guy makes. He claims to be the strongest man in the world (by his definition of strength) in his 60s and all vegan.
  10. What is a UFO? It is an Unidentified Flying Object. It is a flying object that is not identified. It does not mean it's an alien craft from outer space. It means merely you don't know what it is. If you identify it as an alien craft from outer space, it is no longer unidentified; it is identified and should be called an IFO, Identified Flying Object. UFOs are real. There are flying objects that you don't know what they are. Alien crafts from outer space are not proved and not likely considering the extreme distances of the stars and considering they are not likely from Earth or from any of the planets or moons in our solar system.
  11. Muslim says: My wife said I'm a pedophile. I thought that was a big word for a 9 year old.
  12. jts

    fake science

    Jeff Nelson did a series of videos about Dr. Fuhrman's claims. Here is one of them. This is on the topic of fake science, 'science' to peddle a product. You can get the whole series of Jeff Nelson's videos on Dr. Fuhrman's claims on the vegsource website.
  13. Loren Lockman explains why you should be suspicious of scientific studies. There is real science to find truth and there is fake science to market a product.