Monthly Archives: August 2009

Column on Egoistic Benevolence, Anyone?

Egoistic Benevolence Anyone? Tibor R. Machan A popular, indeed highly respectable, view of ethics is that it’s all about serving others. Even if this were true of ethics, it is seriously doubtful that those who preach the idea actually practice … Continue reading

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Recommendation

I am watching the movie Fermat’s Room. Seems like one some of you would enjoy–it’s about four mathemticians who must solve puzzles to stop a shrinking room crushing them. Tibor

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Pithy Quote

"No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting." (Lady Mary Wortley Montagu)

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Column on Misanthropy Revisited

Misanthropy Revisited Tibor R. Machan It seems to me that among too many scientists and champions of science there is a pointless misanthropy afoot, as if somehow to defend proper science against its pseudo variety one needed to take down … Continue reading

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Column on TANSTAAFHC

TANSTAAFHC Tibor R. Machan TANSTAAFL is an acronym for "There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch," popularized, according to Wikipedia, "by science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein." But the saying caught on mostly with classical liberals and libertarians who have a philosophical … Continue reading

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Published Column on Krugmania

http://www.yumasun.com/opinion/thinking-52455-principled-krugman.html

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What I did on my vacation and more

My vacation trip to Scotland began on August 15th with a rather long flight from LAX to Glasgow, via Newark (where one must go through a very long security process despite having done this in LA [and the same on … Continue reading

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