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Conversations with Christians #2: Objectivism

This is part of a conversation with a Christian regarding abuse in the Church. Do Christians have an objective reason to oppose such abuse, and do atheists have no tangible reason to do likewise? 2,387 more words

The Choice to Live

My morality, the morality of reason, is contained in a single axiom: existence exists – and in a single choice: to live. The rest proceeds from these.

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Two Observations on Definitions

Adapted from a Swedish blog post.

The purpose of a definition is to distinguish a concept from all other concepts and thus to keep its units differentiated from all other existents.

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The house of John Galt

Many years ago, a manager and mentor encouraged me to read books authored by Ayn Rand. I got hooked. I read “We The Living,” “Anthem,” “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged.” I never read anything before or since that struck me as that powerful, intense and thought-provoking. 313 more words


Do sports have values?

My most dreaded time of the year is whenever there is a major game taking place, be it FIFA, Olympics, RWC, NFL, NBA, etc. I dreaded these dark times because it is during these times you can play “Spot the collectivist” by looking through Twitter and Facebook: 656 more words


Alberta on strike

For many years, Alberta was like a Canadian version of Colorado from the first volume of “Atlas Shrugged”. An oil empire and the last frontier of prosperity in the country. 36 more words


What Comes First, the Concept or the Word?

Words stand for concepts. Typically, nouns stand for entities or things; adjectives for attributes or properties; numerals (of course) for numbers (ordinal or cardinal), verbs for motions, actions or states, prepositions for relationships. 990 more words