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Mind Games Don’t Trump Zoology

(Mind Games Don’t Trump Zoology, Revision One copyleft 8-5-16 Peter Voluntaryistic Walker) Excepting a few insect species that unlike us have exoskeletons and are therefore incapable of expanding their intelligence, we humans are the only known species with the social … Continue reading

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My Relationship Line in the Sand aka I No Longer Do Crazy

My Relationship Line in the Sand aka I No Longer Do Crazy

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Blue Pill/Red Pill Part One and Two

(About thirteen short paragraphs plus endnotes, Revision One copyleft 06-06-2016 by Peter Voluntaryistic Walker) PART ONE: BLUE PILL/RED PILL DEFINED I-1. The Matrix movie popularized the blue/red pill metaphor as a very useful label; but it means different things to … Continue reading

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The Textbook Case of 1776 and How Unhealthy Cultures Work

(Eight short paragraphs plus endnotes, Revision Two, 5-31-2016 by Peter Voluntaryistic Walker) 1. The disease model is organ->disorder->symptom. The social organ is culture, the disorder is the spread of unreason-memes, and the symptoms both by design and social inertia are … Continue reading

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Repetition Fallacy/Empty Rhetoric Example

Background: Added as the first comment to this Facebook Note. The accusation: “Issues arent as complex as you make out to be. These type of posts are motivated by a certain level of ignorance about ideologies and the ethics, or … Continue reading

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How Concepts Versus Instances Separate Free and Unfree Minds, aka Human Nature and Healthy vs. Unhealthy Culture

(17 short paragraphs plus endnotes, Release Four 3-18-2016 copyleft Peter Voluntaryistic Walker; Release Five on it’s way because I’ve learned much more since Three and Four was to fix technicalities.) 1. Here are the best definitions I’ve yet read of … Continue reading

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Aristotle’s Three Laws of Thought Condensed Into Plain English

(About ten short paragraphs, Revision One copyleft 5-21-2016 Peter Voluntaryistic Walker.) Introduction: “Formal logics were developed in ancient times in China, India, and Greece. Greek methods, particularly Aristotelian logic (or term logic) as found in the Organon, found wide application and … Continue reading

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Freedom Movement Timeline Versus Strawman Attacks

(13 short paragraphs plus endnotes, Revision Four, copyleft 5-14-2016.) 1. Present mainstream culture includes a practice of refusing to consider any alternative to the social institution of The State, aka Government. A common strawman argument against those discussing more than … Continue reading

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Intellectual Property (IP) Law?

(Three short paragraphs plus endnotes, copyleft Peter Voluntaryistic Walker 5-18-2016) 1. The logical anarchist/voluntaryist perspective of IP law is its enforcement requires either a Government or people belonging to something like a dispute resolution organization (DRO) that recognizes IP — … Continue reading

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Argument From Authority Fallacy and the Terms “Wisdom” and “Folk Wisdom”

(Five short paragraphs plus endnotes, copyleft 5-16-2016 by Peter Voluntaryistic Walker) Introduction: I observe *wisdom* is a word commonly used but meaning different things to different people and often, as in my former case, without a personal examination of what … Continue reading

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