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Title: Attis' Brainstorm Sessions (aka Bullshit Sessions) for Liberty(tm)!
Post by: Level 20 Anklebiter on February 25, 2010, 11:55:58 AM
Anyways, sorry for the crass title of the thread, but I wanted to make it clear that most of what I will post in here is either incomplete or rubbish, but it's focused on tossing around ideas on the matter of promoting personal liberty (and responsibility).

My first idea is to try to get the idea of liberty (from a naturalistic/metaphysical position) on the minds of scientists and scholars. Why do I think it's important to focus on the literati/intellectuals is the fact that these folks make up the bulk of textbook authors, thus have a direct line to every student from elementary to college (under/graduate) in the country (and possibly the world to a lesser extent).

One particular area I think that should be focused upon is the life sciences because it's here where the ideas of Malthus got applied to biological evolution (aka natural selection). It's here where often many discoveries on living things and the systems they make up (environment, themselves, and other species) seem to justify a previously assumed wrong position in economics (such as laissez faire positions).

To a lesser extent, I think physicists should be considered as valid targets for persuasion too because many of their own theories suggest or justify emergent order sans Prime Mover, thus their ideas may have a wider range of impact than the life sciences (even though their work has rarely had any interdisciplinary interactions).

Anyways, that's my first proposal, see what you make of it, see what you can topple or justify.

Peace.
Title: Re: Attis' Brainstorm Sessions (aka Bullshit Sessions) for Liberty(tm)!
Post by: Sam Gunn (since nobody got Admiral Naismith) on February 25, 2010, 12:16:05 PM
Life sciences are a great place to target in the Universities.  Especially since we're being bombarded by Universal Health Care nutters who figured out the same thing as you did.  AMSA is such a joke, but they're like the only pre-professional club option for an undergrad pre-med student in college at most universities.