AlexL

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About AlexL

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  • Birthday 02/08/1946

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  • Location Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Interests Computers, Physics, Mathematics, Philosophy/Ethics/Politics
  1. Happy Birthday to AlexL

    Thank you, Betsy!
  2. Creation ex nihilo

    Sure, but my point was that, for those to whom the science itself is not accessible, looking up Wiki or an FAQ could help understand what a theory is (and is not!) about, provide some answers and clear some misconceptions and misunderstandings. Infinities/singularities - the genuine ones - in the equations of a physical theory always signal the breakdown of its validity in the vicinity of such points and the scientist are very well aware of this.
  3. Creation ex nihilo

    In my view, before declaring something as being absurd, in a field which is so far from our everyday experience, so unintuitive, one should seek answers from a good scientist working in the field, or at least some specialized FAQ's. There are many Big Bang FAQ's, some of which are maintained by professionals working in the field of General Relativity and Cosmology. This and this (?) are but two examples; they address some of the questions asked here.
  4. Creation ex nihilo

    Even Wikipedia is a better source, because it is, in a sense, peer reviewed. A quote from there:
  5. Creation ex nihilo

    [There is, however, no contradiction with your quote, because the latter is about what was before the Big Bang, and that is not part of the B-B theory proper.]
  6. Creation ex nihilo

    The Big Bang theory may be wrong, but it is definitely not "something from nothing": it does not assume an empty universe, that is zero mass/energy.
  7. What happened to ....

    Thanks Paul Sasha
  8. What happened to ....

    ... the site www.objectivismonline.net ? Couldn't conect to it in the last several weeks... Sasha
  9. The History of Philosophy by Leonard Peikoff

    Why not ask G. Reisman directly? Sasha
  10. The History of Philosophy by Leonard Peikoff

    They were transcribed and edited by Linda Reardan and published by George Reisman. The publication started in 1994 and was stopped after the fifth lecture (2002). I don't think there is a copyright problem, at least not with the five published lectures, because: - in his 1994 Preface to the first lecture, L. Peikoff writes "I am very pleased that my History of Philosophy lectures are being edited by Linda Reardan for publication by Professor George Reisman." and because - the five lectures are still available on the G. Reisman's page: http://www.capitalism.net/Peikoff.htm If the publication stopped somehow because of the Reisman-ARI split, I do not know; maybe L. Reardan somehow lost interest because of the split - I just speculate. Sasha
  11. I tried to read Mein Kampf twenty years ago and gave up after 50 or so pages: I found it uninteresting - extremely boring, repetitive, mediocre and stupid. Sasha
  12. http://www.repost.us...6f50badf9b26346 http://jewishworldre...rand_india.php3 Sasha
  13. The History of Philosophy by Leonard Peikoff

    Hi, Does anyone have an idea about the current market value of "The History..." on tape cassettes? In 1994 it was sold by the Second Renaissance for 2 x 295 US$ , Parts 1 and 2. TIA Alex
  14. A recent NYT opinion piece: Capitalists and Other Psychopaths - particularly vicious, and stupid. Sasha
  15. French elections - 2nd round tomorrow

    Hollande has 53-55% of votes (exit polls) Sasha