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http://fallibleideas.com design updated curi Open Discussion 2017/09/21
k FF stupid liberals 2017/09/20
I just downloaded a pirated copy of Dictator's Handbook. FF Open Discussion 2017/09/20
FF, stop harassing random people, demanding they write comments as dictated by you, and calling them trolls. you will get yourself in trouble. stick to on-topic posts about ideas. Anonymous stupid liberals 2017/09/20
#9045 I don't want to get banned because of your trolling. FF stupid liberals 2017/09/20
#9045 Reveal that you are not Me!! You will get me in TROUBLE!! FF stupid liberals 2017/09/20
> One trait is that Rand's heroes all take themselves really seriously. They think their life matters and don't self-deprecate at all. Roark doesn't get angry. People consider getting pissed off while others don't value his/her work as taking thin FF Open Discussion 2017/09/20
> One trait is that Rand's heroes all take themselves really seriously. They think their life matters and don't self-deprecate at all. Is self-deprecation bad? Leftists promote that a lot. FF Open Discussion 2017/09/20
objectively. if you doubt it, your comments should include naming some other book and giving some criticism of one of these four. some people disagree isn't a criticism, it's a popularity contest. Anonymous The Four Best Books 2017/09/20
> The Four Best Books The four best books for people who value the same things as Elliot? People value different things. There are also some people don't know what to value yet. FF The Four Best Books 2017/09/20
@Rand's heroic characters, the complaint that they all seem the same is a common one Note I am not saying the below explains why Peterson would have the misunderstanding he does. I'm thinking more of regular people. The basic idea is that all Ra Very Mysterious J Open Discussion 2017/09/20
> Roark and Toohey are the purest characters. They're both super interesting because *no characters like them exist in other books*. They're not generic heroes and villains, they're *unique* characters you've never seen before anywhere else. Yes, I FF Open Discussion 2017/09/20
> yeah Peterson didn't understand Rand's books. not even close. and he slanders the quality of her philosophy from a position of ignorance. he's missing out. so sad. A Pro working class socialist woman gave him those Rand Novels mixed with George O FF Open Discussion 2017/09/20
Stupid Conservatives Lesley stupid liberals 2017/09/20
i updated the post. you can now get my notes for the whole course! curi Grammar Learning Process Video 2017/09/19
Peterson's comments, applied to FH, are so stupid. Keating, Wynand and Dominique Francon are all **mixed** characters. Roark and Toohey are the purest characters. They're both super interesting because *no characters like them exist in other boo Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/09/19
> He has read myth of mental illness yes but he apparently didn't understand it very well Anonymous Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2017/09/19
yeah Peterson didn't understand Rand's books. not even close. and he slanders the quality of her philosophy from a position of ignorance. he's missing out. so sad. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/09/19
He has read myth of mental illness ff Letter to Jordan Peterson on Antidepressants and Rational Discussion 2017/09/19
Jordan Peterson's Comments on Ayn Rand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofVqp-RMDpE ff Open Discussion 2017/09/19
Rand's not like that at all. she argues that capitalism has raised the standard of living for everyone, and that exceptions to capitalism hurt people. for example, you bring up monopolies. Rand, economist Ludwig von Mises, and others point out that it Elliot Temple on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/09/18
Paths Forward and Debating Ayn Rand curi Paths Forward Short Summary 2017/09/18
facial expressions are part of how people focus on social issues instead of intellectual issues, and non-verbal communication instead of clearly thinking and stating what they mean. Anonymous Apple Announcements Commentary 2017/09/18
what's wrong with facial expressions? Anonymous Apple Announcements Commentary 2017/09/18
My Opinion of Merchants of Despair Elliot Temple Bad Scholarship: Merchants of Despair by Robert Zubrin 2017/09/16
https://www.macrumors.com/2017/09/12/apple-raises-ipad-pro-prices/ Anonymous Apple Announcements Commentary 2017/09/12
doh, i'm told cellular watch may need extra monthly fee. Anonymous Apple Announcements Commentary 2017/09/12
I have downloaded pirated copies of these FI books.. I am going to nibble some of the easy books now. Beginning Of Infinity - David Deutsch The Fabric of Reality How To Make Girls Chase - Chase Amante Henry Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson Histo FF Open Discussion 2017/09/12
want to share your project? social status games are thousands of years old. some surface details keep changing on a short timeframe, but some of the core ideas haven't been changing. for a broader perspective on that, see the discussion of rational Anonymous The World's Biggest Problems 2017/09/11
My "meta-project" suffers from the same kind of hurdles as yours it appears. In my case people are unwilling to make the effort to actually understand the basic idea. It's like a person who knows only a little arithmetic trying to understand the the Anonymous The World's Biggest Problems 2017/09/11
> it's possible there can be no general theory which tells us which transformations are physically possible and which are not. the article isn't about that. --- the in-joke explanation is no good b/c Elliot is actually in the in-crowd. he's a Anonymous I Made New Videos 2017/09/09
I thought the "joke" made sense. It's possible that constructor theory is impossible. That is, it's possible there can be no general theory which tells us which transformations are physically possible and which are not. > but what you refer to he Anonymous I Made New Videos 2017/09/09
an in-joke means a joke that will be understood by a particular social circle. but what you refer to here isn't some tiny sub-sub-culture, it's the group of ppl who have information that Elliot himself did have. i think the "joke" just doesn't a Anonymous I Made New Videos 2017/09/09
The Possibility of Constructor Theory Anonymous I Made New Videos 2017/09/09
From PAS #8999: >[1] It's important to understand that some states have a legal duty to retreat and some don't. Arizona does not have a duty to retreat. If I lived in a state with a duty to retreat, I'd have to additionally show that retreat wasn't Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/09
I think I have some answers to the issues you bring up. But more importantly for the statement I was making: I think the culture has some answers. I think the culture's answers are not all explicit and contain some contradictions, but they're ther PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
in the background behind those issues are moral issues such as altruism: should you sacrifice your own self-interest for others? if so, maybe it's selfish and immoral to shoot someone to defend yourself, when you could instead turn the other cheek and Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
> What are the other things you think I should have mentioned more, but didn't, in my original statement? e.g. wanting to do the right thing (such as not take a life when you shouldn't – caring about peace and consent and such), rather than avoid Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
My original and reworded comments were about a specific kind of moral situation, not about the nature of morality in general. You say I should have mentioned other stuff more. But you also objected when I criticized the other stuff you gave: > PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
the reword is confusing and has the same selective focus. Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
You didn't seem to comment on my reword in #8998 though. Was that any better? PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
> But then I thought, I'm not clear on why you'd make that particular statement in relation to the case we were discussing. it wasn't directly in relation to the scenario, it was directly in relation to the quote: > This is because people genera Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
In #8997 when you wrote: > People also care about morality! My first thought was, well yes they do. You made a standalone statement for which I have no crits; let it go at that. But then I thought, I'm not clear on why you'd make that particula PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
> Ayn Rand, the novelist, author of "Atlas Shrugged" and exponent of "rational selfishness" or unfettered "individualism" (capitalism), uses fiction to peddle a right-wing nationalist view of state and citizenry (think Bannon/Breitbart & the alt-right Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
> > Popper's method of *conjectures and refutations* (evolutionary epistemology) applies to all fields, not just science do you have a criticism of C&R as a general method of learning? or an alternative? Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
> No, I don't want some people to lose. then why did you write: > I'm not a fan of win/win scenarios and then when asked to clarify, you wrote: > I prefer win/lose ??? Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
> Did you intend the idea that there's no moral consideration at all in avoiding unnecessary costs, risks, and punishments? no i meant what i wrote. "does not consist of" means *there are other parts besides that*. if i meant "does not include" i Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
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Scenarios PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
Moral Considerations PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
> I don't know Deutsch but we can't mention Randinthe samediscussion of "objective truth" in science. Rand is so...well, so like her unabashedly Nietzschean self. They are so different. C'mon you aren't communicating your thoughts about Rand. i don Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
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> "the 'true' is only the expedient in our way of thinking so, relativism. you know Karl Popper thought there was *objective truth* and *objective knowledge* right? do you have a criticism of Popper, David Deutsch or Ayn Rand's arguments about that Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
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> pragmatist criterion of results what's that? > decisive role decisive in what way? > I'm not a fan of win/win scenarios you prefer win/lose !? or lose/lose !!!!!?????? Anonymous Can Win/Win Solutions Take Too Long? 2017/09/08
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> This is because people generally know that even if it's eventually found to be fully justified, shooting someone brings on a world of cost, risk, and scrutiny you'd best avoid if it's avoidable. morality doesn't consist of trying to avoid costs, Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/08
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> This is because people generally know that even if it's eventually found to be fully justified, shooting someone brings on a world of cost, risk, and scrutiny you'd best avoid if it's avoidable. People also care about morality! Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/07
Firearms PAS Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/07
programming, math, chess and games were massively disrupted for Elliot in that their (relative) *importance* were questioned. he totally changed their role in his life in order to focus on philosophy the most. Anonymous Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/07
people often bring something up once and if you don't respond they don't try again. so their pursuit of some topic they supposedly care about depends on a 100% response rate from someone else!? that'd ridiculous. you need to expect that for whatever r Anonymous Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/07
when people first guess they're mistaken about something, they start trying to suppress it right away. they start trying to judgmentally shut down the wrongthink. Anonymous Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/07
#8988 Why do I get blamed for everything? I am not allowed to contact Elliot. FF Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
#8988 Why do I get blamed for everything? I am not allowed to talk to Elliot anywhere. ff Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
maybe the ask.fm questions were by L Ron Hobnob. http://curi.us/1932-indirection#c7847 > Ironic you voted for Trump when he's going to eliminate Jews and Jew lovers like you. So much for ur kike cunt (((Alisa Rosenbaum))) and her philosophy whic Anonymous Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
I asked you those questions. I don't want to reveal my name. Anonymous2 Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
FF, question: http://curi.us/1950-open-discussion#c8969 Anonymous Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
I am going to copy and save this. :-) FF Lots of Thoughts 2017/09/06
> Fair enough, but to argue that Bitcoin shouldn't exist *shouldn't exist* is harsh and wasn't my intent. but i'd e.g. advise people against investing in bitcoin. i expect a lot of people to regret their financial involvement with bitcoin. the curi Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/05
>> - I can send money from the US to China to Cuba to Canada to Russia to Iran to Antarctica to France within a day, without oversight or permission. There isn't a fiat-currency equivalent I know of that is able to do that. > how much of the current Max Kaye Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/05
@#8983 you seem to have missed the point of the post. why don't you quote some text you disagree with and write an argument which engages with it? Anonymous H1B Visas 2017/09/04
My skills my price mkj H1B Visas 2017/09/04
In other words, not all observables of a system are sharp at any given point in time. (Sharp means the same in all universes.) curi The Uncertainty Principle 2017/09/04
xkcd curi Open Discussion 2017/09/03
>[Aside: I argue that liberal gun laws coerce me into an environment that threatens my bodily integrity, and I'm not okay with coercing people due to my personal preference.] As has been pointed out, disarming people primarily affects law-abiding c Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/03
> - I can send money from the US to China to Cuba to Canada to Russia to Iran to Antarctica to France within a day, without oversight or permission. There isn't a fiat-currency equivalent I know of that is able to do that. how much of the current m Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/02
disarming people primarily disarms law-abiding citizens, not criminals. it gets in the way of defense and makes life more dangerous. Anonymous Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/02
Follow up: Solidity is an awful language though, but it was also the first attempt at this sort of thing, and it's true the authors have an obvious lack of experience in language design and theory. This doesn't mean the whole thing sucks though, it's Max Kaye Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/02
Another reason it has value: - I can send money from the US to China to Cuba to Canada to Russia to Iran to Antarctica to France within a day, without oversight or permission. There isn't a fiat-currency equivalent I know of that is able to do that Max Kaye Bitcoin Sucks 2017/09/02
I discovered that ask.fm leaks identity information about *anonymous* questions they selectively don’t tweet out your answers to questions from some anonymous askers and not others, based on some internal blacklist. this provides meaningful info curi ask.fm bans "rude words" 2017/09/02
eww Anonymous ask.fm bans "rude words" 2017/09/02
ask.fm silently deleted another 26 of my answers. i no longer have any answers less than 3 months old. some of the deleted content wasn't even political. fortunately, after the first answer was deleted, i saved a copy of all my answers. here's the curi ask.fm bans "rude words" 2017/09/02
fuck censorship Anonymous ask.fm bans "rude words" 2017/09/02
ask.fm disabled my account's ability to tweet out my answers and deleted the following answer i wrote: > i disagree the question itself was racist: > > wtf!! You don't care if blackies, brownies and tiny eyes rule the world? We need to stop t curi ask.fm bans "rude words" 2017/09/02
Usually the nonsense liberals spout is kind of cute, but in wartime their instinctive idiocy is life-threatening. Ann Coulter on Twitter Open Discussion 2017/09/02
FF, are you the guy posting racist stuff on my ask.fm? like: > wtf!! You don't care if blackies, brownies and tiny eyes rule the world? We need to stop that. Colored people have low IQ. No offence intended, No Racism intended. curi Open Discussion 2017/09/02
I am waiting for your podcast. When will it come up on Youtube? FF Open Discussion 2017/09/02
Whether you can easily make your own examples is a good indication of whether you understand a concept well. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/09/01
http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/267735/blacklist-america-and-white-supremacist-black-daniel-greenfield Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/08/30
an even more important component of productive geniuses is *integrity*/honesty. i think a lot more failures are caused by lack of integrity than lack of curiosity. also it looks like most young kids have plenty of curiosity before it's discouraged, bu curi [Excerpt] Humans live by their creativity, not by 2017/08/28
Claude Shannon on creative thinking Alisa [Excerpt] Humans live by their creativity, not by 2017/08/28
https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=15085693 Per capita spending on lotteries in Chicago's poorest neighborhoods is about ~$600 per year, of which the state of Illinois pays back about ~$100 to advertising agencies to continue to immiserate its ow patio11 on Hacker News Open Discussion 2017/08/23
Our knowledge, including our moral knowledge, has to grow over time or we'll have chronic unsolved problems. So then whatever moral ideas we adopt have to take the growth of knowledge into account. The growth of knowledge requires noticing problems wi Alan Forrester on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/08/23
I think what underlies this is a substantial question and not just playing with words. Is biological evolution problem-solving? But isn't it automatic? When something is automated, that means it's following some program that instructs the automa Lulie Tanett on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/08/23
https://www.facebook.com/groups/criticalrationalism/permalink/10155623539124904/ 1. Definitions aren't just arbitrary -- definitions are summaries of *concepts*, which each have their own logic, consequences, problems, etc. [*] So, if you tried Lulie Tanett on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/08/21
in the past when children were physically assaulted for failing tests, some children *still* learned to deal with the consequences of failing instead of learning the material. e.g. some children injured themselves at home, instead of studying, in orde Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/08/20
> It said calculus was a prerequisite. That could be true for that specific course, but it is **not** true in general that calculus is needed to understand infinite sets. similarly, you do **not** need to know trigonometry to learn calculus – curi Explaining Infinite Sets, Measures, and Mappings for Quantum Physics 2017/08/20
Great explanation curi, thanks! Anonymous patio11 Criticizes Cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings as Investment Scams 2017/08/20
crypotocurrency has incentives for people who buy it to hype it up and sell other people on it. they have monetary incentive to popularize and spread it. they start helping run the scam. then the people who made the cryptocurrency can say "we didn' curi patio11 Criticizes Cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings as Investment Scams 2017/08/20
>Anyway this stuff is really confusing without the right background knowledge: having some general understanding of sets, measures, mappings, infinite sets, etc. So this should help give you some leads to think about and lead to some followup question Anonymous Explaining Infinite Sets, Measures, and Mappings for Quantum Physics 2017/08/20
rote learning appearing to work is like induction appearing to work. a person doing "induction" only learns because he also did something that was not induction, and that something else is where/how all the learning happened. Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/08/20
rather than learn to pass tests, school children also have the option to learn to deal with the consequences of failing tests. some do this. e.g. they learn how to minimize and live with parental and school punishments for being a "poor student". - Anonymous Open Discussion 2017/08/20
>The fundamental innovation of crytocurrency is that it has distributed, self-organizing recruitment through incentive structure for adoptees >Here again we see the fundamental innovation of cryptocurrency, where the central actors can mostly truth Anonymous patio11 Criticizes Cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings as Investment Scams 2017/08/20
> If one believes from a Popperian perspective that ALL learning is active why would rote learning be labelled as passive as has been, in my view, a mistaken trend in educational practice?Just because educators find rote spelling tables and arithmetic Alan Forrester on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/08/20
I don't really trust Twitter to never break links or remove old content (including due to going out of business) or screw with public non-logged-in visibility, etc. So I wanted a safe and linkable copy of this content, which I liked. curi patio11 Criticizes Cryptocurrency Initial Coin Offerings as Investment Scams 2017/08/19
>If someone you know has some character flaw, one of the objectively kindest things you can do is judge them negatively and point them out, because it gives them the opportunity to correct the flaw. Yep. FI is the kindest, most valuable place in th kate Open Discussion 2017/08/19
I'm not sure what you mean regarding assumption. Criticism is a gift, and really the best kind of gift if we're talking from the point of view of Popperian thought. Criticism requires forming a judgment about the thing to be criticized. Thus, judg Justin Mallone on Facebook Open Discussion 2017/08/19
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#8943 >She stood, patient, waiting, granting him nothing, not even the kindness of prompting him to hurry. heh, people might think that being prompted to hurry would be unkind, but second-handers like Keating depend on and are grateful for soci kate Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
Justin Kalef hasn't replied to me. Note the dishonesty: > I would be willing to address one of Rand's arguments that I disagree with That was a lie. I provided exactly what he requested of me, but he hasn't done what he said he would do. curi Justin Kalef vs. Paths Forward 2017/08/10
Wynand is asked a yes or no question, too Ayn Rand (emphasis added) Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
Peter Keating deciding to Marry Dominique Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
Roark rejecting the big commission Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
Dagny literally shoots a man for not deciding "yes or no" Atlas Shrugged (emphasis added) Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
Man has a single basic choice: to think or not, and that is the gauge of his virtue. Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"The man who refuses to judge, who neither agrees nor disagrees, who declares that there are no absolutes and believes that he escapes responsibility, is the man responsible for all the blood that is now spilled in the world. Reality is an absolute, e Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"This, in every hour and every issue, is your basic moral choice: thinking or non-thinking, existence or non-existence, A or non-A, entity or zero. Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
AS, Galt asking Dagny if she'll stay at the gulch: > "Yes or no, Miss Taggart?" Anonymous Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"A middle ground between you and your murderers?" "Now why use such words?” "What I said at the trial, was it true or not?" "It's going to be misquoted and misunderstood." "Was it true or not?" "The public is too dumb to grapple with such Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"Are you asking me to help him stage a fraud of that kind?" "You don't have to put it that way." "Is it a fraud—or isn't it?" "That's why I can't talk to you—because you're not human. You have no pity, no feeling for your brother, no compass Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"I don't give a damn about your opinion. I am not going to argue with you, with your Board or with your professors. You have a choice to make and you're going to make it now. Just say yes or no." "That's a preposterous, high-handed, arbitrary way of Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
"Look," said Rearden. "Now I'll ask you a question: did your scientists decide that Rearden Metal is not what I claim it is?" "We have not committed ourselves as to that." "Did they decide it's no good?" "It is the social impact of a product tha Ayn Rand Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
AS: > "Francisco," she asked, when she brought him home, "what would your father say about this, if he knew?" > "My father would ask whether I was good at the job or not. That's all he'd want to know." Anonymous Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
John Galt in _Atlas Shrugged_ by Ayn Rand: > A process of reason is a process of constant choice in answer to the question: True or False?—Right or Wrong? Is a seed to be planted in soil in order to grow—right or wrong? Is a man's wound to be d Anonymous Praise for Yes or No Philosophy 2017/08/10
> I'd say it's pretty hard if you have an emotional issue related to learning and you don't know how to address/improve the emotions. It's quite an unfortunate catch-22 situation. It's hard if you're really bad at it. It's not objectively that hard curi Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/10
> it's not that hard. people are bad at it basically on purpose. they don't want to learn those skills. they resist learning those skills. you can offer to explain it and they don't want it I'd say it's pretty hard if you have an emotional issue re Anon69 Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/10
FI discussion, Google memo oh my god it's turpentine Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
> > People who find FI too mean are simply intolerant of people with a different style than them > So I think this misses the mark for the type of person I described above. but what you described is an intolerant person. there are other things i Anonymous Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
> Sometimes I think that FI is generally going to be a bad time for most people. It's treacherous like going rock climbing without any experience...you'd expect most people to get hurt. There's a bunch of these core ideas and hangups people need to ma Anonymous Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
yeah, I think that happens too. > People who find FI too mean are simply intolerant of people with a different style than them So I think this misses the mark for the type of person I described above. > If you think something's mean, instead Anon69 Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
#8922 Some people, after step 1, don't think they *should* feel bad, but feel bad anyway. And they don't blame others. And they stop thinking about the issue so they stop feeling bad. Anonymous Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
It's not very common for people to believe that we're all fallible and it's ok to make mistakes. That we should seek out finding mistakes and delight in finding them and making progress. Instead, many people believe you should feel bad/ashamed when Anon69 Is FI Discussion Mean? 2017/08/09
this may interest people: https://mises.org/library/who-owns-amazon Anonymous Destroy The Rainforest, or Capitalism! 2017/08/09
what is the human benefit of having a **giant** rainforest there? capitalism does prevent externalization of costs via the mechanism of private property – harmed owners can sue regarding demonstrable costs. if you want to make things better, w Anonymous Destroy The Rainforest, or Capitalism! 2017/08/09
Externalized costs in the rainforest Larry Mason Destroy The Rainforest, or Capitalism! 2017/08/09
#8917 you forgot the 2 words where he wrote his full name. it's an even 100 ;) of course he could make time to have a discussion if he actually had skill and interest in discussion. Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
oh wait i fucked up. second try You're so wrong that it's not worth my time to explain WHY, yet I have more than enough time to write 98 words worth of rhetoric that boils down to "you're stupid." Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
You are so incompetent that it's not worth my time to explain why you're wrong[, yet I have more than enough time to call you stupid.] Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
liked "i can't answer you, but i can call you insane." Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
liked "who are you to have your own opinion and think you're right? who are you to live by your own mind and judgement? obey, crawl, defer, and please dear god SHUT UP because i'm not as serenely confident as you and i can't stand to have anyone else Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
i can't answer you, but i can call you insane. Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
how can you act like you know what you're talking about when so many more famous people say you're wrong, and I, who have done my best to follow the herd, have no confidence in my own judgement at all? Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
who are you to have your own opinion and think you're right? who are you to live by your own mind and judgement? obey, crawl, defer, and please dear god SHUT UP because i'm not as serenely confident as you and i can't stand to have anyone else doubt m Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
Lawrence Ambrose is such an Ayn Rand villain. how *dare* you disagree with the majority! Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
> You are approximately as competent to conduct a course on philosophy as Joseph Hazelwood (pilot of the Exxon Valdez ship that crashed in Alaska's Puget Sound, spilling millions of tons of oil) was at marine navigation. without knowing anything ab Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
maybe he's a George Smith fan who found this on google? Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
u wrong cuz my feelings told me. Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06
y Lawrence Ambrose so ir8 Anonymous Learning; Bad Syllogism 2017/08/06

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