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DescriptionFor most of my past, and my movement into Objectivism, you should read this article:
As for the rest, I've found SOLO to have the mixture of traits that I look for:
1 - Honesty and Openness. Nobody's trying to argue with you for the sake of arguing. Or, at least, nobody's done that to me. A lack of hidden agendas means that the focus is on the ideas.
2 - A Commitment to Reason. There are no posts that are simply supported on whim or emotion. People use their brains to justify their points. They may not always be correct in their application of reason, but there is no outright rejection, or subjugation, of the human mind.
3 - Toleration. Opposing viewpoints not only have their own Dissent board, but the moderators are willing to accept posts and articles that they, themselves, do not agree on, or that may fly in the face of Objectivist orthodoxy. The hallmark of confidence is the willingness to hear, and confront, opposing views.
So, I intend on sticking around, hoping to help revolutionize Objectivism, philosophy, and the world. In the meantime, I'll continue working towards my Commercial Driver's License. There's something you don't see everyday...a truckin' philosopher.
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|(Added by Joe Trusnik on 6/17/2004, 8:31pm)|
August 16, 2004
|(Quotes) O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth! |
(Quotes) When you have enough air to breathe, you don't yearn for air. But when breathable air gets to be in short supply, you quickly start noticing how important it is. (Freedom's like that, too.)
(Polls) Matching Up
(Polls) Acceptable Measures
(Quotes) Human freedom amounts to finding out what the laws of nature let us do and then in acting in concert with those laws to advance our ends.