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NameBoris GenderMale Male
DOB 1979-04-11 OccupationComputer Programmer
Country Canada City(hidden)
IdeologyunspecifiedReligionunspecified
High SchoolunspecifiedUniversityunspecified
Teams(no team)Coach(no coach)
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Debates1
Win Ratio100%
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Joined: Jan 2017
Last Active:
2018-10-05 20:48:49

Biography

Philosophically, I am an Objectivist (I subscribe to Ayn Rand's philosophy). Professionally I am a computer programmer. My hobbies include jazz and classical music, water sports, and on the family front: Montessori and education of children (my son is 1-year old). The latest programming project I worked on is Just10.com, a social network for 10 friends.


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Keynes was wrong
2017-02-27 19:18:17
That's the thing. They don't argue, they accept it on faith, because altruism is what they are taught since kindergarten, in all cartoons, movies, and in all interactions with people, and in school. This,...
Einstein's Relativity and Quantum Physics
2017-02-18 04:37:16
It is not the uncertainty that is the reason for curiosity in a child. The curiosity arises from the fun in the experience of understanding the world. When a child (or an adult) understands something he...
What taxes should there be?
2017-02-12 18:51:32
If the government declares something as illegal (for instance, murder), yet someone does it anyway, then this perpetrator is prosecuted and penalized. The ability to do so (to enforce its own legal decree)...
Einstein's Relativity and Quantum Physics
2017-02-12 18:35:25
The child was in fact sure that each case was a dog, until he was corrected. He never doubted that he was seeing a dog, because his mind has classified it as a dog. By the way, he wouldn't ask his parents....
What taxes should there be?
2017-02-12 08:36:45
What makes you think that under capitalism I would be able to pay off a judge ? In this case it would be illegal in both socialism and capitalism. But note: lobbying is legal in socialism. There is a big...
Einstein's Relativity and Quantum Physics
2017-02-12 08:21:59
If you only go by "most likely" you don't really know any thing, and can have no convictions.

For instance, if you held that your knowledge is only 99% certain, then you can have to admit...
What taxes should there be?
2017-02-12 08:17:03
The overall point being that "government by bribes" is impossible by capitalism, that it is an always present feature of socialism.
What taxes should there be?
2017-02-12 08:12:21
One of the objectivists wrote an article on cronyism last week.

http://www.learnliberty.org/blog/crony-in-chief-donald-trump-epitomizes-ayn-rands-aristocracy-of-pull/

He dug out the following...
Keynes was wrong
2017-02-06 18:21:04
Keynesianism is supported not because it works, but because it corresponds to morality of altruism to which everyone subscribes.
The future of the world with president Trump
2017-02-06 18:04:49
Globalization and socialism are opposites. Why do you say that Fabians are supporting globalization ? Doesn't globalization just mean "free trade across borders"?
"America is the greatest country on earth"
2017-02-06 17:36:03
Yes, since you support laissez faire capitalism. I see social democracy as a higher stage of development since it can exist if there is enough wealth to support itself (which requires more wealth than...
"America is the greatest country on earth"
2017-02-06 03:52:01
Christianity wasn't what defined America. What defined it was the enterprising spirit, and desire for material success. It was the American dream. This is diametrical opposite to what Christianity wanted...
"America is the greatest country on earth"
2017-02-06 03:39:52
You can see from the capitalism debate my view that property is inherent in the nature of man. It is not a matter of society. Whatever man touches with his mind, is his. An analogy with different animals:...
What taxes should there be?
2017-02-05 23:52:24
A flat tax is us unfair as a progressive tax. A flat tax of 1% means that a person who is making $100k per year must pay a thousand dollars, and a man who makes $10,000 per year must pay only $100. But,...
What do people think of Islam in your country?
2017-02-05 23:47:00
The general view is that people are afraid to speak against Islam, because their country can't protect their right to free speech. If you are speaking against Islam, you are a signing a death wish.
Einstein's Relativity and Quantum Physics
2017-02-05 23:38:16
They are not the same disciplines. But all disciplines (from science, math, and physics to literature and history) rely on metaphysics, and epistemology. Remove that foundation under them, and they all...
"America is the greatest country on earth"
2017-02-05 23:21:09
American's also inherited from Europe that women couldn't vote. That the status quo was seen normal is expected... Why wold you expect a change in an age-old system not be appear radical ?

The civil...
Einstein's Relativity and Quantum Physics
2017-02-05 10:43:16
That "effects have causes" is a view not shared by many philosophers. See David Hume.
Capitalism, coercion, and slavery
2017-02-05 10:28:38
I didn't know this, thanks. But Ayn Rand's "statism" has a different definition, than the prior definition. Ayn Rand's definition makes "statism of capitalism" an oxymoron.
"America is the greatest country on earth"
2017-02-05 10:24:38
America inherited slavery from Europe. It is important to evaluate ideas in the context of the historical setting of the times. Aristotle supported slavery, but no one holds it against him. Just about...

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Issues

That we should end all forms of affirmative action
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That railways should be nationally owned and operated
Disagree
That selling human organs should be legal
Agree
That renewable energy should be heavily subsidised by the government
Disagree
That the depiction of protagonists in children's books and media as aesthetically superior is regrettable
Disagree
That scientists should have a delegation in national legislature
Disagree
That the state should provide incentives for individuals to buy local
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That couples should be able to enter contracts which make any future infidelity a crime
Agree
That there should be a cap on bonuses
Disagree
That states should have the power of civil forfeiture
Disagree
That music with obscene lyrics should be censored
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That Shinto should be a state religion in Japan
Disagree
That reality television should be banned
Disagree
That we should launch a ground invasion to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq
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That the overwhelming narrative of good triumphing over evil in children's media is regrettable
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That free trade does more harm than good
Disagree
That Israel should finalize a secular constitution
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That Google should inform the authorities about suicide searches
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That Palestine should prohibit the operation of Israeli companies within Palestinian territories
Disagree
That history is worth studying
Agree
That we should ban professional child performers
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That cities with significant immigrant populations should actively break up ethnic enclaves
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That we should ban all guns to the public
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That there should be a universal salary cap
Disagree
That Gay Marriage should be legal
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That countries have a moral duty to protect human rights in other countries
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That the government should provide free internet
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That free immigration is a fundamentally good thing
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That the police should carry weapons while on regular duty
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That universal healthcare is worth the expense
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That museums should be state-funded and free of charge
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That we should abolish gated communities in the developing world
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That prisoners should be allowed to choose death over a life sentence
Disagree
That democracies should extend voting rights to migrant workers
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