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Open Discussion: Economics (181) 2019/06/24 Anonymous Salerno says > “10. Market-oriented economists almost universally lament the waste of resources that results from the lobbying activities of taxpayers seeking targeted tax breaks. These “rent-seekers” pay lobbyists, lawyers, and accountants
Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas (93) 2019/06/23 curi A marsupial is a category of animal and some marsupials are large. So let's consider short-nosed bandicoots (SNB) which are a particular species of small marsupial. *If* 90% of all small animals have eyes ("small animals" referring to a particular
Open Discussion (270) 2019/06/23 Anonymous http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4287942&forum_id=2#38424522 > Date: June 22nd, 2019 11:56 AM > Author: Lemma Time > Was just reading some tweet thread where someone was like, NOTICE TO IMMIGRANTS AND ALLIES WE'VE FIGURED OUT WHO
Open Discussion (346) 2019/06/22 Anonymous #12829 Thank you, Elliot.
Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion (124) 2019/06/21 Anonymous #12651 The next Sunny ep is out and has some followup. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPW1DxyPxaE
What To Read (56) 2019/06/21 curi I read Heinlein's *Podkayne of Mars*. Another solid one. Pretty normal Heinlein book. Nothing wrong with it. I've tried looking for more fantasy authors to read, at various times, and I find a fair amount of them are so bad they're not readable. An
Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy (5) 2019/06/20 Alisa https://historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/oral_histories/ArabianDD/DDA_2-3-00-amended.pdf : > ARABIAN: … George Low [NASA’s Chief of Manned Space Flight for Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo], by the way, of all the peo
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Submit Podcast Questions (80) 2019/06/19 curi #12806 The a priori issue is tangential and epistemological. It's harmless to Mises' economics. Even if his arguments don't have quite the nature he believes, they are still careful, thorough, generic, difficult to dispute, high quality, etc.
Open Thread (305) 2019/06/18 Dagny Friedman's son is notably a utopian, utilitarian anarchist who doesn't understand liberalism (and the harmony of men's interests) and dislikes Objectivism.
Alan Discussion (23) 2019/06/18 Anonymous Why don't you post the books you read with a paragraph or more of thoughts/comments.
Politics Discussion (28) 2019/06/14 Anonymous *The Coming Green Terror* blog post by George Reisman: http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-coming-green-terror.html
Race and IQ "Realism" (9) 2019/06/14 curi https://twitter.com/Janfreterson/status/1139596870727196674 [image]
Andy Discussion (30) 2019/06/13 Andy No, I haven't written down what I think the chapter says. That's one reason why my claim that the sum is a BoI real abstraction was an unusual / risky claim. I do recall that I discussed the chapter some, and not having difficulty using the idea of
How Comments Work (1) 2019/06/12 curi Criticism and suggestions for better policies are welcome.
Anne Discussion (36) 2019/06/12 Anne B I'm considering using this story to get simple sentences from: https://fsgworkinprogress.com/2011/05/17/orientation-by-daniel-orozco/ It has present tense, imperatives, and helping verbs, all of which I'd like to work on.
How To Get Unstuck (88) 2019/06/07 curi Skyline made a video on how to get unstuck (gamer focus, but the concepts apply to other stuff). It has good tips which you can use for learning philosophy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XyQ311sR3CY
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Fear of Future Employers (14) 2019/06/03 Anonymous Fear of being blacklisted in the industry screwed up Skyline's ability to make YouTube videos: https://www.reddit.com/r/Competitiveoverwatch/comments/bwbzzf/you_cant_say_that_stuff_a_blizzard_employee/ Excerpt: > “But anyway it wasn’t ove
Philosophy Side Quests (9) 2019/06/02 Anonymous rwhitegoose is ridiculously superstitious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cMiSSCPbZk video about a speedrunner supposedly dreaming a world record run of someone else, in detail, before he knew it happened or saw the video if it.

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Salerno says > “10. Market-oriented economists almost universally lament the waste of resources that results from the lobbying activities of taxpayers seeking targeted tax breaks. These “rent-seekers” pay lobbyists, lawyers, and accountants Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/24
Tangential point. Salerno says >“The economist, however, can also assert that, irrespective of the details of its kind and scope, a larger tax cut is always more efficient than a smaller one because it moves the economy farther in the direction Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/24
> I think I get Salerno's point about subsidy vs tax cut and that seems fair. But OTOH if (taking intentionally extreme hypothetical) all businesses get taxed at 95% and some business gets 0 percent tax cuz it's eg run by a Senator's daughter, that s Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/24
I think I get Salerno's point about subsidy vs tax cut and that seems fair. But OTOH if (taking intentionally extreme hypothetical) all businesses get taxed at 95% and some business gets 0 percent tax cuz it's eg run by a Senator's daughter, that sti Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/24
https://mises.org/wire/there-no-neutral-tax-lessons-amazon-hq2-subsidy > “5. There is no such thing as a neutral tax, that is, a tax which leaves undisturbed the price structure, allocation of resources, and income distribution determined by the Anonymous Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/24
A marsupial is a category of animal and some marsupials are large. So let's consider short-nosed bandicoots (SNB) which are a particular species of small marsupial. *If* 90% of all small animals have eyes ("small animals" referring to a particular curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/23
>> The reason I call it probable support, is because we have found, when considering our existing knowledge, that our new theory 'marsupials have eyes' is *probably* true. > What new theory "marsupials have eyes"? That was not (1), (2) or (3) in th kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/23
http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4287942&forum_id=2#38424522 > Date: June 22nd, 2019 11:56 AM > Author: Lemma Time > Was just reading some tweet thread where someone was like, NOTICE TO IMMIGRANTS AND ALLIES WE'VE FIGURED OUT WHO Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/23
Trump's own DHS Secretary may have leaked ICE Raid plans to sabotage the operation https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/officials-accuse-dhs-chief-kevin-mcaleenan-of-leaking-ice-raids-plan-to-sabotage-operation Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/23
https://slate.com/technology/2019/06/science-replication-conservatives-liberals-reacting-to-threats.amp > We Tried to Publish a Replication of a Science Paper in Science. The Journal Refused. > Our research suggests that the theory that conserva Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/23
Mineral coaches himself at Overwatch. Plays games then reviews his own games with replays. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7ealvl6DJ8 Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/23
#12840 If you had a conversation with more than 2 people, it's be much harder. 2 people results in 2 short parts per message. If there were 5 people, you could be writing up to 8 short parts per message (4 questions and 4 answers), and that's without curi Open Discussion 2019/06/23
I like the discussion format I've been using in comments at http://curi.us/1595-rationally-resolving-conflicts-of-ideas Initially the discussion wasn't focused enough. Messages were too long and said multiple things, some of which got ignored. S curi Open Discussion 2019/06/23
> The reason I call it probable support, is because we have found, when considering our existing knowledge, that our new theory 'marsupials have eyes' is *probably* true. What new theory "marsupials have eyes"? That was not (1), (2) or (3) in the s curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/23
> So the status of (3) is ... it is 100% implied/supported by its premises. Right? Given the truth of the premises, and that we didn't make a deduction error, then (3) must be true (100% fully true, not 90%). I explained this issue already: >> If X kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/23
I made a SubscribeStar account to see what it's like. It's a Patreon alternative. https://www.subscribestar.com/fallible-ideas The highest tier allowed is $250/month. Fees are kinda high. 7.9% + 30 cents. (The 30 cents is for each transaction curi Open Discussion 2019/06/22
An explanation on why some baked goods require cold butter https://www.chatelaine.com/recipe/desserts/maple-syrup-butter-tart-squares/ >A lesson on butter >Cold butter is ideal for baked goods that should be crisp. Butter that’s straight fro Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/22
A review on these mixing bowls (good price right now) Pyrex Smart Essentials 8-Piece Mixing Bowl Set https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FBUMLQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_UzOdDb42BE156 >Absolutely beautiful bowls, ordered 2-3 days ago and received today. I Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/22
> 3) there is a 90% chance that marsupials have eyes (deduced conclusion) So the status of (3) is ... it is 100% implied/supported by its premises. Right? Given the truth of the premises, and that we didn't make a deduction error, then (3) must be curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/22
#12825 Something similar was featured in "Going Postal": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Pratchett%27s_Going_Postal Their system used lights and mirrors instead of semaphores to communicate between relay stations. I watched Going Postal seve Andy Open Discussion 2019/06/22
> What are you deducing from what (and then where does a percentage come in)? You said this was related to logical deduction. The syllogism is: 1) 90% of small animal types have eyes (existing knowledge) 2) marsupial are a type of small animal (o kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/22
#12829 Thank you, Elliot. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/22
> Take my earlier example 'marsupials have eyes'. If we know that marsupials are a type of small animal, and that 90% of small animal types have eyes, then we know that posing such new theories would lead us right in 90% of cases. This is what I would curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/22
Reading *The Goal* first is good. I particularly recommend the business novels and the order they were written is pretty good. *Critical Chain* deals with project management which is a huge deal in software in general, though less of an issue with two curi Open Discussion 2019/06/22
> So how does this "30% logically implied/supported" idea work, in terms of details of deductive logic or even at all? Take my earlier example 'marsupials have eyes'. If we know that marsupials are a type of small animal, and that 90% of small anim kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/22
#12790 Thank you. I am reading *The Goal* now and have gotten *The Choice* as well. Since you have read them all, is there any specific book that is the most useful in the early phase as a startup builder, before one has a team of people (just two Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/21
> I don't have any special system in mind when I am talking about deduction. I believe I'm just using generic brand Modus ponens/tollens. What system of deduction do you use? You don't need a special system, you need any specific system, that way y curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/21
Optical telegraph Alisa Open Discussion 2019/06/21
Sorry, I misread you. That is why I objected against 'X implies Y'. I accept 'X implies (X or Y)'. I don't have any special system in mind when I am talking about deduction. I believe I'm just using generic brand Modus ponens/tollens. What system o kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/21
#12651 The next Sunny ep is out and has some followup. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPW1DxyPxaE Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/21
I read Heinlein's *Podkayne of Mars*. Another solid one. Pretty normal Heinlein book. Nothing wrong with it. I've tried looking for more fantasy authors to read, at various times, and I find a fair amount of them are so bad they're not readable. An curi What To Read 2019/06/21
Kieren's list from #12818 includes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ketamine > Ketamine is an NMDA receptor antagonist, but it may also have other actions. Knowing that something has a mechanism of action where it inhibits a particular type of Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/21
#12814 I have not read the article, and I don't know details of the Amazon HQ case. But I have thought about this kind of case before. I think both of the issues you mentioned are important and relevant. I think you have to look at how the specific Andy Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/21
>>> Stalin being a god is not a logical deduction from 'all small animals have eyes'. >> You're denying that X implies (X or Y)? > Sure, X implies X or Y. What is your point? I made a statement of the X implies X or Y variety. You then took i curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/21
Sure, X implies X or Y. What is your point? > Name one. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Drugs_with_unknown_mechanisms_of_action kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/20
> Stalin being a god is not a logical deduction from 'all small animals have eyes'. You're denying that X implies (X or Y)? That is part of every standard deductive logic system. Are you familiar with deductive logic? I reiterate: >>> Which syst curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/20
>You're maybe using the word "supports" here to mean something like "is a premise of". That is different than how the term is used in induction. Let's not reuse the same term with a different meaning. That will be confusing. Can we call it something e kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/20
https://historycollection.jsc.nasa.gov/JSCHistoryPortal/history/oral_histories/ArabianDD/DDA_2-3-00-amended.pdf : > ARABIAN: … George Low [NASA’s Chief of Manned Space Flight for Projects Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo], by the way, of all the peo Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/06/20
https://mises.org/wire/there-no-neutral-tax-lessons-amazon-hq2-subsidy The article attempts to expose many allegedly pro-free-market economists as making errors refuted by Austrian economics. Convinced? Got any criticisms? Before you read it, th Dagny Open Discussion: Economics 2019/06/20
CORRECTION: I didn't intend to emphasize this sentence: > He was always aware of the brain’s propensity to jump to convenient conclusions. Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/06/20
Don Arabian's Yes or No Philosophy Alisa Product Release: Yes or No Philosophy 2019/06/20
Have you considered the pro controller? Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/20
practicing spin-jump-groundpound-roll GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/20
Tew vs. Rucka curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/19
#12806 The a priori issue is tangential and epistemological. It's harmless to Mises' economics. Even if his arguments don't have quite the nature he believes, they are still careful, thorough, generic, difficult to dispute, high quality, etc. curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/19
#12754 I bet I saw it and didn't register it because it was more advanced than what I was trying to work on. -- I practiced doing the spin-jump-groundpound-roll slowly. I noticed some things while doing that that I didn't notice when I was t GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/19
> He doesn't have one. He presented himself as a Mises ally. > If you want to look up a specific issue where there's some disagreement, I recommend the economic calculation debate. I disliked what Hayek said and thought it undermined Mises and didn N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/19
> what is Hayek's critique of Mises in general He doesn't have one. He presented himself as a Mises ally. If you want to look up a specific issue where there's some disagreement, I recommend the economic calculation debate. I disliked what Hayek curi Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/19
A three part question on econ.: 1) What is Mises' a priori position in his economical theory, 2) what is Hayek's critique of Mises in general, and 3) why is Hayek wrong on this? N Submit Podcast Questions 2019/06/19
Friedman's son is notably a utopian, utilitarian anarchist who doesn't understand liberalism (and the harmony of men's interests) and dislikes Objectivism. Dagny Open Thread 2019/06/18
#12797 Thank you for the Hazlitt gem. I had not read it before and I find Hazlitt a great source of sound economics. > E.g. do you think Friedman knew he was mistaken about the negative income tax, and that it was bad, as Hazlitt explains in chapte N Open Thread 2019/06/18
#12800 You have heard that advice before, probably 10+ times, in various forms. They don't teach how to actually do it and you don't know. It will not help you unless you do something about that problem. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/18
Post something every day Frisco Open Discussion 2019/06/18
#12798 You're maybe using the word "supports" here to mean something like "is a premise of". That is different than how the term is used in induction. Let's not reuse the same term with a different meaning. That will be confusing. Can we call it so curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/18
The support by other theories is deductive. Say I guess that 'All marsupials have eyes'. We might have existing knowledge that 'All small animals have eyes'. The deduction looks like this. 1) All small animals have eyes 2) Marsupials are small ani kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/18
I don't think they knew that Mises had better arguments. I think they were prevented from ever knowing that, in the first place, by social metaphysics, dishonesty, and that kinda problem. E.g. do you think Friedman knew he was mistaken about the ne Dagny Open Thread 2019/06/18
#12792 I see the entire Chicago school of economics as a "socio pragmatic" application of the Austrian. Pragmatic in the sense they use more mainstream methods (positivistic / mathematical) to gain more political influence. Mening they (MF & FH) un Anonymous Open Thread 2019/06/18
Rucka doesn't understand deplatforming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VDItPddFYA He thinks the key issue is that (without loss of generality) Facebook's owners have property rights and should be regulated less, not more. The actual key iss curi Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/18
Charles Tew is a shitty, dishonest hypocrite (not too shocking, he's always been pretty sad and hateful): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLy5yfGgfgg The video is well done. It shows things Tew said in the past and things said recently. Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/18
> We may only find our guess gets partial support, or is rendered only probable, but not necessary, by our existing knowledge. You're saying that ideas support ideas? How? Which ideas support which other ideas, and how much? Is there a formula or a curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/18
I know what pragmatism is. I meant that I don't know what specific things those people did that indicates pragmatism. What is the reasoning for potentially concluding that pragmatism is the issue here? Dagny Open Thread 2019/06/18
Why don't you post the books you read with a paragraph or more of thoughts/comments. Anonymous Alan Discussion 2019/06/18
#12788 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliyahu_M._Goldratt#Bibliography curi Open Discussion 2019/06/18
> Can you give details of the goals and rules of the hypothesis stage? What is done in it and what is not done? I think as a simplification for our discussion we can consider hypothesis as beginning with a random guess at what is true. Once we h kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/18
What are some good ideas regarding building a business from the ground and up i.e. startup ideas? Primarily in the tech field. Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/18
#12786 > Don't know what you're referring to with pragmatism. I was referring to that they might believe that "what works better", in the prevailing political climate, is what to pursue instead of what is truly the best system (capitalism / laiss Anonymous Open Thread 2019/06/18
Don't know what you're referring to with pragmatism. I think secondhandedness and social ladder. Also willingness to compromise due to lack of strong, clear principles, due to lack of adequate understanding of their fields. Dagny Open Thread 2019/06/17
#12784 > People like Milton Friedman, Hayek, and Ben Shapiro are considered right wing and pro capitalist and stuff, and they function as a sort of controlled, limited opposition that is actually sucking up to and legitimizing the bad guys, and under Anonymous Open Thread 2019/06/17
#12783 People largely believe what authorities tell them to believe. They are raised that way by authorities (parents and teachers). Adults mostly believe what scientists and government officials tell them. And most people have been indoctrinated w Dagny Open Thread 2019/06/17
#12782 But I don't understand why people just believe this? Why do they follow suit? Do you mean that regular people want Marxism? Why? Anonymous Open Thread 2019/06/17
#12781 They want an excuse to promote Marxism. The common theme of environmentalist ideas about catastrophe is not what they are worried about but what they propose to do about it. Their solutions are always the same things: more government authority Dagny Open Thread 2019/06/17
Why does the IPCC claim that we are doomed if the temperature rises with 1.5 degrees Celsius and where did they get that number from? The former makes no sense to me and the latter is a mystery to me. I have read *The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels*. Anonymous Open Thread 2019/06/17
> If ppl aren’t gonna read Popper/etc carefully they could at least read it quickly like i read scifi. The amount I've read in the last month – as a secondary activity after I do primary writing/research/etc – would make a good dent in the FI re Anne B What To Read 2019/06/17
Libertarian/conservative Mises fan who works at Macy's says they're rolling out mandatory left wing indoctrination "unconscious bias" training at work, refuses to participate https://www.reddit.com/r/JordanPeterson/comments/c1ijfa/diversity_inclus Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/17
I read Heinlein's *Orphans of the Sky*. It's about people who live in a giant spaceship but no longer understand what a spaceship is. Something went wrong generations ago. Pretty good. If ppl aren’t gonna read Popper/etc carefully they could at l curi What To Read 2019/06/16
#12762 I did not realize one could get a sample. Thanks. I did not get a good impression reading the preview of *The Robber Barons: John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Cornelius Vanderbilt*. I did *not* get this book. From the Rockefeller Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/15
*The Coming Green Terror* blog post by George Reisman: http://georgereismansblog.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-coming-green-terror.html Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/14
https://twitter.com/Janfreterson/status/1139596870727196674 [image] curi Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/06/14
I read *Variable Star*, which was written based on an old Heinlein outline that he hadn't turned into a book. It was not great. In a fair amount of ways it was similar to a Heinlein book. (And a typical, good one, not one of the weird ones.) But th curi What To Read 2019/06/14
I enabled email notifications for a bunch of low volume YouTube channels and I'm liking it. After you subscribe to a channel, click the bell to toggle on notifications. Channels include Project Veritas, Lauren Southern (though she claims she just r curi Open Discussion 2019/06/14
I'm interpreting #12770 as saying yes to the 4 points listed in #12750 And yeah, no problem about prior knowledge, regardless of source, being used in stage 1. > we cannot perform an induction without a hypothesis to test. From prior discussion, curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/14
#12766 You have to be "based" (uncucked) to join Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/14
> Do you believe that the hypothesis formation stage: > 1. Is prior to induction. > 2. Is non-inductive. > 3. Is required for induction. You can’t do induction separately without any hypothesis formation. If the conclusion of an induction is t kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/14
I read Heinlein's *The Door into Summer*. It involves an inventor/engineer and cryonics. No space! Another solid one. curi What To Read 2019/06/13
#12767 You haven't even said if you think the video is good or bad. Why are you here? You don't seem to respect or know anything about the culture and goals of this place, and you are just bringing up external material without relating it to any FI id Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/13
#12704 unlike the communist jokes who aren't funny unless everybody gets them, you have to watch the video to get it Anonymous Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/13
Banter international t.me/bant4chan Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/13
I like the pinterest whistleblower. I like his attitudes and what he says[1]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuX87JFzLFc I wonder if any of it is coached by Veritas (or by anyone else), or how much he prepped, or whether he got the interview qu curi Politics Discussion 2019/06/13
No, I haven't written down what I think the chapter says. That's one reason why my claim that the sum is a BoI real abstraction was an unusual / risky claim. I do recall that I discussed the chapter some, and not having difficulty using the idea of Andy Andy Discussion 2019/06/13
I read Hazlitt's [Thinking as a Science](https://mises.org/library/thinking-science). I like and recommend it, especially chapters 1, 5, 7. It's pretty short even if you read all the chapters. There is some inductivism and mainstream epistemology, but curi What To Read 2019/06/13
#12760 No, but you should be able to get a sense of the book by reading a few passages + a few amazon reviews. Re *The Myth of the Robber Barons*, use Voice Dream Reader or other Text To Speech. Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/13
#12656 > The second line of defense is self-defense. In most potentially violent situations, the police are not going to show up on time. It's up to you to e.g. run away or use a gun to protect your family. Police are more about punishing major cri GISTE Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/13
Has anyone read *The Robber Barons: John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Cornelius Vanderbilt* and can say if it is good or not? https://www.amazon.com/Robber-Barons-Rockefeller-Cornelius-Vanderbilt-ebook/dp/B07H1ML3RG I was looking for *The Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/13
I read Heinlein's *Time For the Stars*. It was OK. It has telepathy and space travel. In general my least favorite Heinlein themes are telepathy/ESP/psychic powers and polygamy/marriage/family. I prefer the space, the adventure, the science, the produ curi What To Read 2019/06/12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9AM6N1Zi80 being pro-life motivated the pinterest whistleblower. it helped him do something good Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/12
> Specifically, I had in mind the BoI chapter, "The Reality of Abstractions" when I wrote my reply. Have you ever tried to write down what you think that chapter says and found out if anyone else from FI agrees with your understanding? Anonymous Andy Discussion 2019/06/12
I didn't intend to claim curi was mistaken about anything in: > Big outcomes generally come from many small outcomes combined. How can one fail to value the small outcomes individually, but value what they combine into? How can one value the sum but Andy Andy Discussion 2019/06/12
Criticism and suggestions for better policies are welcome. curi How Comments Work 2019/06/12
GISTE, as explained in smallant's movement video, you can spin the joystick during a cutscene when you can't control mario (e.g. during the countdown when a koopa race is about to start). This lets you do a basically instant spark roll at the start of curi Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/12
All five Mario 64 speedrun world records were recently beaten/improved: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4UKGbdMJCI Anonymous Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/12
#12751 Boo hiss. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/12
Koch Brothers Team Up With George Soros, Patreon and Airbnb to Fight Online Extremism Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/12
> The class of things is fixed by the hypothesis. OK, I think I understand. I thought induction had a starring role in your epistemology, but now I think it has only a secondary role. And I have no objection to you using deductive logic (narrowly a curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/12
I'm considering using this story to get simple sentences from: https://fsgworkinprogress.com/2011/05/17/orientation-by-daniel-orozco/ It has present tense, imperatives, and helping verbs, all of which I'd like to work on. Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/06/12
I've been doing grammar analysis of simple sentences. I've done about 30 sentences. I've learned to look things up when I'm unsure about them. I was not in the habit of doing that before. I practiced doing post-mortems a little. I've learned Anne B Anne Discussion 2019/06/12
#12730 I can identify with that. It usually has so much filler. Regarding Berserk I think the manga as well as the -97 version (I have not seen the -16 version either) is interesting as it has the dynamics of tribalism and it's clashes with individua Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/12
I don't mean to offend you with my use of language. I'm happy to clarify that Popper used the word "whiff" and not "whiffs", but I'm not going to admit to your accusation that I was doubling down on misquoting Popper. If I was trying to quote Poppe kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/12
#12744 Saying it was a misunderstanding is another story change (it changes every time you comment) and is, in any case, compatible with you having made a mistake. Your comment is ambiguous and doesn't directly address the points in my previous commen Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/12
The truth is that I was trying to emphasize the word. So often I see it quoted with scare quotes (as Popper did himself) that I did the same, without really thinking it through. When you asked for the *exact quote* I misunderstood you. I thought yo kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
I read Heinlein's *Double Star*. It's a fun one! It involves covert action, politics, and a bit of space. curi What To Read 2019/06/11
#12741 When I asked you about whether it was an *exact* quote, you said it was and gave a source. At that time you had the opportunity to say that I had misunderstood you and that it wasn't a quote at all. You did not take that opportunity. You did no Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
I quoted one word with scare quotes to emphasize it "whiffs". The exact quote only differs by a single letter "In spite of this, there may be a 'whiff' of inductivism here". I think you have overreacted somewhat. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
Quoting curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
>> At the time that you wrote this, did you know a source where Popper said this *exact* quote? If so, please share. If not, you shouldn't present it as a quote from Popper. > Yes, it's in "The Philosophy of Karl Popper Vol 2", in chapter "replies Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
> At the time that you wrote this, did you know a source where Popper said this *exact* quote? If so, please share. If not, you shouldn't present it as a quote from Popper. Yes, it's in "The Philosophy of Karl Popper Vol 2", in chapter "replies to kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
> Popper admitted "whiffs" of induction At the time that you wrote this, did you know a source where Popper said this *exact* quote? If so, please share. If not, you shouldn't present it as a quote from Popper. > To perform an induction I assume Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
> Infer that it’s true of *which* whole class? The class of things is fixed by the hypothesis. In order to perform our induction we require a hypothesis that we can derive particular claims from. It’s the same requirement for falsifying a hypot kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
The new Mac Pro is good news. I liked this article talking about Apple listening and paying more attention to the Mac again, not just iOS. https://marco.org/2019/06/09/apple-is-listening Anonymous Open Discussion 2019/06/11
> If you are suggesting that Popper has attempted to refute Peirce here, then I think you have misread Popper, or perhaps Popper misread Peirce. I stated why I gave those quotes and references. That was not the reason I stated. > In the end Popp curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
>> How can one value the sum but not the parts? > I think the sum is an abstraction of its parts. The parts aren't (necessarily) valuable on their own; only as a complete whole do they become valuable. You took that out of context and didn't giv Anonymous Andy Discussion 2019/06/11
Anne, how do you think your grammar project is going? Satisfied so far? Getting close to bored or stuck? Anything unexpected happen, good or bad? Do things seem to be getting better or worse? etc Anonymous Anne Discussion 2019/06/11
Alan, why don't you participate in the grammar learning discussions/project or the Mario Odyssey speedrunning project? curi Alan Discussion 2019/06/11
I watched anime years ago. Got tired of it. I watched Berserk (1997 version, not 2016). My friend was super impressed by it (and I think he read some Berserk manga); I thought it was OK. I read (past tense) a little manga (in general) but not much. I curi What To Read 2019/06/11
#12712 I practiced the spin-jump-groundpound-roll a bunch, for 2 more sessions. in the earlier session, I got lucky and did one of these very fast (it looked just like in the WR video). I got like zero height after the spin-jump-groundpound bef GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/11
Do you read manga? Have you read Berserk? Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/11
> I’m not asking you to understand or respond to these passages (quoted or not). I want you to know that CR already took into account Peirce. (And if CR did so incorrectly, some fan of Peirce, who is also familiar with Popper, ought to have written Anonymous Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
> To begin with, consider a variant theory which takes the original theory and adds exceptions for all known counter-examples. This is more likely to be correct (setting aside the issue that the difference is infinitesimal) because it's equally likely kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/11
I reread Heinlein's *Have Space Suit – Will Travel*. I like the progression as he travels to 4 places that aren't on Earth. I like the person he travels with and (mostly) his sense of life. And I like how it's partly an adventure story, but partly o curi What To Read 2019/06/10
http://xoxohth.com/thread.php?thread_id=4280113&mc=50&forum_id=2#38368145 [image] Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/10
https://twitter.com/prisonplanet/status/1138019547682942976?s=21 [image] Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/10
link for tweet in previous post https://twitter.com/AAPSonline/status/1138186118061408256 Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/10
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Peirce curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
> Induction: “where we generalize from a number of cases of which something is true, and infer that the same thing is true of a whole class.” Infer that it’s true of *which* whole class? This is standard induction which fails to deal with curi Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
#12717 All IQ tests are bogus... Anonymous Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/06/10
Asian high IQ may be bogus https://www.eurocanadian.ca/2019/01/are-east-asians-more-intelligent-than-whites.html It doesn't say anything about Ashkenazi If the Jews are really smarter they deserve to rule :D Anonymous Race and IQ "Realism" 2019/06/10
> Why do you prefer the use of theories with no known counter examples? Are they more likely to work than a theory that has a counter example? To begin with, consider a variant theory which takes the original theory and adds exceptions for all know Dagny Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
Long Milo Yiannopoulos article trashing people involved in making and editing Lauren Southern's documentaries. They committed crimes (like fraud and stealing lots of money) and betrayed the right. They previously fucked with Tommy Robinson at length. Anonymous Politics Discussion 2019/06/10
I reread Heinlein's *Starship Troopers*. I disagree with some of the intellectual themes but I still like the book. It is about military culture. And see this FI topic where I post a lengthy scene advocating spanking and ask if anyone can refute it: h curi What To Read 2019/06/10
I read *Wizard's First Rule* ages ago after hearing about Goodkind being an Objectivist (possibly I read it first, heard that second). I thought it was a normal fantasy book. I didn't particularly like it. I also saw the TV show. I have heard that it' curi What To Read 2019/06/10
spin, ground pound, roll GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/10
Checking out a any% speed run GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/10
Terry Goodkind is a self proclaimed Objectivist: http://fantasybookcritic.blogspot.com/2007/12/interview-with-terry-goodkind.html He writes fantasy. I have not read anything of his so I can't say if it is good or bad. Have you read anything of Goo Anonymous What To Read 2019/06/10
#12708 I tried this a bunch more times and finally got it right. Not sure what was different this time and I don't think I could do this consistently at all. I messed up a bit later in the race but I still got a PR of under 28 seconds. The part GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/10
optimizing seaside race GISTE Mario Odyssey Discussion 2019/06/10
>kieren, all you really said is: prefer theories where counter-examples are rarer to ones where counter-examples are more common. This is pointless because it's better to use theories with no known counter examples. Why do you prefer the use of the kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
Reading at least the last two sections of [The Probability of Induction](https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Popular_Science_Monthly/Volume_12/April_1878/Illustrations_of_the_Logic_of_Science_IV) would give you a good idea of Peirce's account of induction. kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
#12700 Thanks for the continued discussion. I’ll try focus on what I think are your main criticisms and avoid opening up too many parallel conversations. If you would prefer me to prioritize other criticisms then let me know, but let's not try an kieren Rationally Resolving Conflicts of Ideas 2019/06/10
> Wonder boy strikes again > https://youtu.be/2rziZyy-zE8 Your text is social metaphysics. You avoided clearly saying what you mean. You used ambiguous slang to convey not clear ideas but deniable hints about your social attitudes. Dagny Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/10
Wonder boy strikes again https://youtu.be/2rziZyy-zE8 Hard Right Atheist Open Thread: Objectivism Discussion 2019/06/10

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