The Dangerous Question by Marcel Votlucka
Why?...Do most individuals need/want Mommy/Daddy Government?
Unquestioning adults as much less mature than children
Kids are naturally predisposed to active-mindedness
Ayn Rand's take on "Open Mind" and "Closed Mind"
Listening to what your mind is telling you...
Deism and Freedom by Robert L. Johnson
America is based on fear...What is fear?
Punished for disobedience--the ties between Parents and Governments
If we lived with our governmental oppressors...
Which is worse: tyrannical parents or tyrannical employees of government?
All political punishment is local
Attila and the Witch Doctor...softening the bones and brain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_New_Intellectual by Ayn Rand
For the New Intellectual by Ayn Rand
Review by Edward Tanguay
The meme of government has jailed our minds (and thus limited our choices) a long time ago
A prison for your mind
Valid definition of God is impossible because it has no referents in reality
Feelings about God aren't irreducible primaries
The triad of supernatural consciousness: omnipotence, omniscience, and infallibility
Will a post-technological singularity consciousness be Godlike?
"God" as the Universe makes the notion superfluous
Former atheist Antony Flew's and Peter Murphy's Deistic thinking...
Scientist Stuart Kauffman's thoughts on catalytic closure of molecular species
Kauffman's At Home in the Universe
The secret of life is auto-catalysis review by Gert Korthof
Beyond Reductionism: Reinventing The Sacred by Stuart A. Kauffman
Consciousness is inextricably tied to material reality
To postulate supernatural consciousness is the ultimate metaphysical question-begging
The laws of identity, causality, and non-contradiction must determine our beliefs
How belief in a "Creater" relates to fear...
The mental sacrifice of taking the leap of faith
Faith and Force as corollaries...
Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World by Any Rand
Faith and Force: The Destroyers of the Modern World by Any Rand (audio of Rand herself, speech and q&a)
from Philosophy: Who Needs It by Ayn Rand
Scientists Close to Reconstructing First Living Cell
Researchers get genetic material to copy itself in a recreation of a simple protocell that could have existed eons ago by Nikhil Swaminathan
Replicating clay particles and origin of life...
Various hypotheses: http://scienceweek.com/2005/sw050429-1.htm
Cell as metaphor of complete liberty
Reality is knowable and science is how we find out more about it
Using logic to function optimally with our consciousness in objective reality
Asking "Why?" as way to truth, honesty, and virtue (or uncovering pretense, evasion, and lies)
Nathaniel Branden's quotation about the uniqueness of human consciousness and self-awareness
The Psychology of Self-Esteem by Nathaniel Branden
bumper music "True Faith" by New Order
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