Friday, June 22, 2007

Thursday's Objectivist Meeting

Every week for about seven-and-a-half years we've attended an Objectivist discussion group. We've met really great people who we try to keep in touch with even after they've moved!

Last night's meeting had two additional people to my husband and myself. We discussed our (lack of?) understanding of Leonard Peikoff's DIM hypothesis and the most recent updates at his website.

We also talked about the false premises behind the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Aaron got to tell some jokes based on philosophy, and we reviewed an article about the status of fundamental religion in the world. We also discussed the tyranny of majority--or democracy--and how people use the word democracy to refer to our government, although it is actually a republic, and as a desired form of government. We also touched on the Pledge of Allegiance. I mentioned that a homeschooler has her children recite the preamble to Constitution in lieu of the Pledge.

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