Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Woo Hoo! I'm In!!!

Dear Kendall,

I am pleased to inform you that you have been accepted into the Objectivist Academic Center. After carefully reviewing your application for admission, we are confident that you will thoroughly enjoy and benefit from our unique undergraduate-level educational program for the study of Objectivism.

Classes will begin in October 2008. Congratulations, and I look forward to meeting you soon.

Sincerely,

Onkar Ghate
Dean, Objectivist Academic Center
Ayn Rand Institute

5 comments:

Mark Wickens said...

Congrats! You are in for a treat.

Mike N said...

Congratulations!

Myrhaf said...

Congratulations! I think that just as important as the content you will learn is the improvement in method of thinking. Honing hierarchy, reduction, thinking in principles, etc. is bound to make one a more powerful thinker.

paul said...

Congratulations. To me you are the brainiest person in objectivismonline.net forum.
While I'm here (and l don't mean to be a killjoy), l have read and re-read most of Rands books over the past 20 years , but still cant work some things out. While you are at the academy, ask they why 10 year olds know verbal, emotional violence exists, but objectivists insist only physical violence exists? And why do 60% of doctors believe in God (according to surveys), yet Rand internet sites, state that no objectivists believe in God. Why the difference?
I got ex-communicated from the obectivismonline.net forum site, being told I was hard to follow. Yeah sure. Again congratulations.

Kendall J said...

Hi Paul, I'm not sure of your purpose in asking in this specific context, but my quick answers based upon my knowledge are:

a. what objectivists claim this? I'm not even sure I've seen a particular stance on it.

b. Reality is not set by majority rule. Just because 60% of anyone believes in God, doesn't make it so. If you'd said that 60% of doctors had unequivocal proof of God and his nature, well then we'd have something to discuss. But as long as it's a believe, it is not the domain of reason, and Objectivists know that reason is the only way of understanding the world around us.