On 13 Mar 1997, D. H. Rosdeitcher wrote:
> I'll give a 500 dollar prize to the first person to demonstrate that the above
> statements about Objectivism, made by 2 supporters of Buddhism, have a real
> foundation. In other words, are these axioms circular and closed like
> mathematical axioms, and am I saying things to be true, only because I accept
> dogma?
Okay, maybe you responded to my first stab at this and I just haven't
caught up to it yet (I'm about 80 messages behind, this always seems to
happen at the end of the week). But let's try this again, okay:
If your axioms are not circular and closed (like mathematical axioms) we
should be able to conceive of a proof for (or a challenge against) each of
the axioms /from within the system/. If we can't, if the axioms are
"irrefutably true" than you, my friend, have yourself a closed system and
you owe me $500.
If you can't or don't respond to this challenge I'll assume that means the
check is in the mail. ;-)
-Prof. Tim