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by Aleph-One
Thu Dec 15, 2005 9:28 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 62
Views: 49170

Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I think a book can be good because it was good, and its quality had little to do with the accuracy of the facts that hold up the writer's personal life philosophy. Unless the book was written with the intent of expounding on that philosophy. Now I have to do research in...
by Aleph-One
Wed Dec 14, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 62
Views: 49170

Besides the fact that you are using Quantum theory to try to argue against a philosophy based on Newtonian systems. Which is every bit as valid as when Schrodinger hauled off on Kant's notion that time is a product of internal intuition by citing the general theory of relativity. If the philosophy ...
by Aleph-One
Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:30 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: Ayn Rand
Replies: 62
Views: 49170

I am entirely unimpressed with her epistemology. For beginners, not only is it an out-and-out postulate that "man's reason is competent to know all of the fact of reality" it is wrong . I hate to dig up the old Heisenberg chesnut again (since it's all too frequently thrown around by people who don't...
by Aleph-One
Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:48 am
Forum: Pirate Discussion
Topic: Cutlasses vs Pistols
Replies: 399
Views: 169496

Ye just need ta be flippin' er around an' pistol whippin' the scallywags until ye have a chance ta reload.
by Aleph-One
Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:11 am
Forum: Pirate Discussion
Topic: Cutlasses vs Pistols
Replies: 399
Views: 169496

Yarr! Thar be no reason, earthly ar ephemeral for why ye can't jaars be usin' both a cutlass an' a pistol mateys.

Ye just have ta be havin' that hand-eye caardination.

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