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  1. Hi Everyone, On June 25th Andrew Bernstein will be giving a talk in Toronto titled "The Case for Ending Drug Prohibition". Event details can be found here: https://goo.gl/6qysLg When: Thursday, June 25th - 7:30pm to 10pm Where: Room 116 - 200 College Street Wallberg Building - University of Toronto Admission: Free (Donations Welcome)
  2. New Objectivism based Math Book

    That's insane. Maybe call Amazon and see if they can resolve this issue? They have really great customer service.
  3. "Mathematics is About the World: How Ayn Rand's Theory of Concepts Unlocks the False Alternatives Between Plato's Mathematical Universe and Hilbert's Game of Symbols" by Robert E Knapp (Author) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/150055197X/ref=s9_simh_co_p14_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=typ-top-left-1&pf_rd_r=085F92VRCMZBGJ6PDY5T&pf_rd_t=3201&pf_rd_p=1827489602&pf_rd_i=typ01 Can't wait to read this.
  4. Rituparna Basu in Toronto

    Hi Everyone, The Toronto Objectivist Committee is bringing Rituparna Basu to Toronto on March 4th. Here's the Description: You can join the event on our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/738934659463702/748841595139675/ Just Right Media has donated their video services and will upload the event to YouTube eventually. The event will not be live streamed. Hope you guys can attend and/or spread the word! You can also support the event here: http://igg.me/at/canadianhealthcare Conrad
  5. Yaron Brook in Toronto

    Bringing Yaron Brook to Toronto! May 6th, 2013. http://Yaronto.com/ I hope that those of you living in Toronto can make it. Here's the press release: “The Morality of Capitalism” May 6, 2013: A talk in Toronto by ARI executive director Dr. Yaron Brook What: A talk about the nature of capitalism and its importance in our lives Where: University of Toronto Medical Sciences Building 1 King’s College Circle Room 3153 When: Monday, May 6, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Admission: Free. A donation at the door ($10 suggested) will be gratefully accepted, however. Description: Capitalism has an undisputed record of wealth generation, yet it has always functioned under a cloud of moral suspicion. In a culture that venerates Mother Teresa as a paragon of virtue, businessmen sit in stoic silence while their pursuit of profits is denounced as selfish greed. In this talk, Dr. Yaron Brook—executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute and co-author ofFree Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government—will demonstrate how Ayn Rand’s revolutionary ethics of rational self-interest supply the moral foundation that previous proponents of capitalism lacked. Dr. Brook will explain why individual rights are crucial for capitalism’s survival—why productivity and profit, the “selfish greed” that conservatives abhor, are not vices but cardinal virtues. Bio: Yaron Brook (MBA, University of Texas at Austin; PhD, Finance, University of Texas at Austin) is the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. He is a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Investor’s Business Daily, and many other publications. He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs and is co-author with ARI fellow Don Watkins of the national best-seller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government. Get more info: http://yaronto.com/ Support the event: http://igg.me/at/yaronTO Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ObjectivismTO
  6. Prime Numbers

    ...because if there is a pattern to their reoccurrence then wouldn't that be considered a relationship between them?
  7. Prime Numbers

    Here are my thoughts so far about Prime Numbers: Let me start with a definition of "Division" - Division is separating a large group of uniform units into smaller uniform groups. Thus, the meaning of "divisible only by 1 and itself" means... - A Prime Number is a group of uniform units that cannot be separated into smaller uniform groups. If one attempted to separate a prime into smaller uniform groups, one would find that there would remain one group that is different than all the others. In the quest to discover the pattern for finding Prime Numbers one is asking what is common among all groups that cannot be divided into smaller uniform groups? My question: Is there necessarily a pattern? Which would mean there is a relationship between all Prime Numbers.
  8. Prime Numbers

    I'll give the book a try on Saturday. Thanks. But I was also hoping that we could post some interested bits on the forum.
  9. Prime Numbers

    Hi guys, I’d like to know more about prime numbers. I understand that they are natural numbers (1, 2, 3, etc…) that can only be divided by 1 and themselves. But apart from that I don’t know their significance and I’d like to get a better understanding about how to think about them. Here are my questions about them: Are there any interesting implications about them? What are some common questions about them that are wrong… ie: How old is the universe? Any properties one should always be considering when thinking about primes?
  10. The DIM Hypothesis by Leonard Peikoff

    Leonard Peikoff's DIM Hypothesis Q&A
  11. The Grey with Liam Neeson

    The Edge (1997), also a survival movie, is another such "anti-mysticism" movie, or a movie about not suspending reason in moments of crisis. Only, I remember The Edge delving deeper into philosophical issues than The Grey. If I am mistaken, at least it had many pro-reason quotes in it. It also features a successful businessman as the protagonist. Darrell, why didn't you start this thread in the Movie Review section? http://forums.4aynrandfans.com/index.php?showforum=79
  12. Les Misérables (2012)

    Are there any previous versions that you enjoyed?
  13. Here's a song I like, but what surprised me is that Marx uses the word "selfish" properly, and without negative connotation.
  14. Les Misérables (2012)

    So you're saying that it's a benevolent story?
  15. Les Misérables (2012)

    However, the lyrics in the theme song are really depressing. Do these lyrics capture the theme of the story? Why should I watch this film?