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Elsewhere on Objectivist-Trumpism Living, the Republican run-off between Luther Strange and Roy Moore was highlighted. ... It made me wonder just what qualities and policies an Objectivish person might celebrate in the Republican candidate for the December 12 special Senate election. I have narrowed it down to 24 attributes exemplified in direct quotes from the man ... "Homosexual conduct should be illegal" “We have blacks and whites fighting, reds and yellows fighting, Democrats and Republicans fighting, men and women fighting. What’s going t
Popping this into a topic of its own ... from here: Jordan Peterson has had more than one go at a definition of God this week. Each of the succeeding ones strain my conceptual vocabulary. Apparently, in an extended conversation with Sam Harris, he figured out what Harris sees as "God." A fair ways from anything as simple as The Creator of the Universe, The First Cause, but maybe close to other vaguely promising takes: The Ground of Being. That Ineffable Thing. Maybe the fun part of understanding Peterson is when he tells people without faith (in gods) that t
I patronize the local atheist boutique to buy bumper stickers, pens, pencils, lapel pins, and badges. This one sat on my desk for a couple of weeks. Then, I had a reply. "Watches only prove that beaches were not designed to be watches." The fallacy goes to the root of arguments for atheism. You cannot prove a negative assertion. When you try, you run into non-sequiturs. Complete essay here: http://necessaryfacts.blogspot.com/2017/03/of-watches-and-beaches-and-atheists.html