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by StevenH
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:01 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 44344

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

I guess the corruption goes deeper than I thought. Good luck with that. In other words, to have an actual opinion of my own and to express it with confidence means that it must be wrong. Is that the idea of this "third way"? Or is it the part which is logical that disqualifies it as third ...
by StevenH
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:36 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 44344

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Brace, Objectivists are like Robots who have been programmed with a set of ideas based upon Ayn Rand's books. Like religious zealots who cannot form a sentence without quoting the bible, every thought they have starts with a quote from Rand. My identifications of fundamental human virtue begins with...
by StevenH
Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 44344

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

forgive me. When I said, "Physical skill", I meant physical attribute.
by StevenH
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:37 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 44344

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

If the big reveal isn't the standard NAP, then pray tell... Well, answer this question: why does any living thing do anything? Why do they move and run and kill and eat? What is the purpose of all life? If we assume that we are just another living thing, would we not also have the same purpose? The...
by StevenH
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:06 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 44344

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Libertarians have their heads in their posteriors might be a little too broad of a declaration because I call myself a libertarian. And perhaps some of you think I fit into that description, so to speak. My problem with certain "High Ranking" libertarians is that they are no more consisten...
by StevenH
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 44344

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

Brace said, If you're right about rules being generated by social structure, wouldn't it be more efficient to engineer social structure rather than rules directly? I don't know what social structure is. I suspect that everyone's idea of it is different because it would mean society, in general terms...
by StevenH
Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:24 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 44344

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

As for what the rules should be, one must first agree on the purpose of the rules. Libertarians will typically approach this question as requiring rules to have a distinct benefit to society, and being as minimally invasive an intrusion as necessary to acheive that effect. Well, rules are limits on...
by StevenH
Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 44344

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

I respectfully submit that if you don't talk in terms of first principles, the conversation will devolve into... what it currently is: an argument about the isms and what they mean and each persons individual interpretation of what they mean. So I do suspect that none of you want to actually underst...
by StevenH
Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 44344

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

You make a very clean observation, Lazar. Thank you. I've always had that same feeling, I just never put it into words. The fruitfulness of a discussion also seems to balance on the simplicity of the abstractions being used. For instance, I am uncomfortable using any word that ends with "ism&qu...
by StevenH
Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The 'third way' experience in political debates
Replies: 237
Views: 44344

Re: The 'third way' experience in political debates

I'll try to join this discussion one more time. The problem that I have with any political discussion is that certain beliefs always give the discussions an undertone of unreality. The first belief that does that is that the majority can determine what is true. The two party system has that as an un...
by StevenH
Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mark McCutcheon's Final Theory of Everything
Replies: 154
Views: 32147

Re: Wrong on the Internet: The Final Theory

Yurell, Eliptical orbits are no different than circular orbits. It all depends on the relative tangential velocities. If the tangential velocities are exactly right, it will be a circular orbit, otherwise as the object moves further away, the expansion (attraction) starts to diminish the proportion ...
by StevenH
Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mark McCutcheon's Final Theory of Everything
Replies: 154
Views: 32147

Re: Wrong on the Internet: The Final Theory

Sizik, I have to choose one of the statements to respond to and I picked yours. "I think the fact that two objects of the same size but different mass stay the same size pretty much disproves the theory. (Objects with high mass have a stronger gravitational field than those with low mass, which...
by StevenH
Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mark McCutcheon's Final Theory of Everything
Replies: 154
Views: 32147

Re: Wrong on the Internet: The Final Theory

Only the mass is expanding. As the bodies expand, the units of measure change too - all of them with respect to any previous moment. And I think this includes Time as well but I'm not so sure about that. We measure time by using a reference event - a starting state and an ending state which we use a...
by StevenH
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mark McCutcheon's Final Theory of Everything
Replies: 154
Views: 32147

Re: Wrong on the Internet: The Final Theory

Thank you to all who replied to my post. I am honored by the attention and I apologize if I have wasted your time. My point was not to try and prove that McCutcheon was correct or that Newton, Einstein, QM or all combinations of the above were wrong (I don't think they are), all I wanted to do was p...
by StevenH
Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:53 am UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mark McCutcheon's Final Theory of Everything
Replies: 154
Views: 32147

Re: Mark McCutcheon's Final Theory of Everything

SU3SU2U1, thank you for that considered response. "Now, if McCutcheon has such a poor grasp of the current theories he is criticizing, why should I trust him to give me a new theory?" That is a valid question. The way I see it is that he doesn't have a poor grasp of the current theories, s...
by StevenH
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Science
Topic: Mark McCutcheon's Final Theory of Everything
Replies: 154
Views: 32147

Re: Mark McCutcheon's Final Theory of Everything

Hi boys and girls, I thought I'd step into the firing line and say that I, for one, think McCutcheon is very likely on to something. I have actually read both of his books unlike all of the experts who have responded negatively to his audacious claim. The other notable thing about the negative comme...

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