Re: virus: Objectivism vs Astrology in Cyberspace

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Mon, 10 Feb 1997 12:33:55 -0800

David R. wrote:
>Objectivism, the
>philosophy of Ayn Rand, is an ideology that holds each individual
responsible to
>guide his or her own life by their own rational judgement.

This seems to be obvious that we are all responsible for our lives, but
putting it together with all the axioms makes it easier to understand how
the hypocrites exploit honest people. This is a real eye opener.

> Here are some
>statistics about the popularity of these idea systems [...]

This is what Richard Dawkins' "Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding
of Science" is about: to make science more popular than astrology, blind
faith, and Level-3.

> But, the popularity of ideologies can change.[...]

Especially if we actively work on it by exposing cheaters and hypocrites
(good job, Richard, I know it's you...)

> However, looking at CoV from another angle, the truth is very
different. CoV
>is a forum where a Hegelian model is used to stimulate conversation and
ideas. I
>find that having conflict with people who do not agree with me creates a
>yin/yang dynamic tension that leads to more creativity (interesting posts)
>can later be used to make money.

Providing they do not joke too much...

> Unlike truth, honesty is the same for everyone-it is the act of putting
> facts in context-of integrating reality.

Amen. In this context, is Richard's brainwashing us with Level-3 dishonest?

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159