A Journal for Western Man :  Issue XLVI

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The Art of Wendy D. Bateman:
January 3, 2006:
The Rational Argumentator is pleased to announce an addition to Mr. Stolyarov's Gallery of Rational Art: a set of paintings by a contemporary artist whose works exhibit precision, skill, and life-affirming values.  Miss Bateman's paintings are inspired by Objectivist literature and ideas, as well as her own rigorous standards of beauty. Click on the links below to see particular paintings:


The Master: Portrait of G. Stolyarov II

Prometheus' Fire



A Challenge

Beautiful Inhibition




And Then It Came to Her



Modern Scientists' Faulty Definitions of Matter:                                                                                Errors of Post-Classical Fysics Series: Part I
January 5, 2006:
The problem with much of post-Classical fysics is its militant neglect of logic and filosofy, writes G. Stolyarov II. Such neglect has consequences that invalidate some of the very core propositions of modern fysicists, including their definitions of matter itself.

Light is not a Particle:
Errors of Post-Classical Fysics Series: Part II                                                                          January 6, 2006:                                                                                                                                      G. Stolyarov II thoroughly explains the flaws in the modern fysicists' view that light consists of particles. He employs logic and ubiquitous observation-- the tools of rational cosmology-- to debunk the first part of the fashionable "particle/wave duality" of light.

Light is not a Wave:
Errors of Post-Classical Fysics Series: Part III                                                                          January 7, 2006:                                                                                                                                      G. Stolyarov II refutes the second part of the "particle/wave duality of light," the view that light is a "wave." He shows how this mistaken view, held by post-Classical scientists, is the result of a double error: the false equation of light with "electromagnetic force" and the reification of a model describing the effects of this force-- the "oscillating field"--as an entity in itself.

Radio Signals are not Waves:
Errors of Post-Classical Fysics Series: Part IV                                                                         January 9, 2006:                                                                                                                                      After refuting the wave view of light, G. Stolyarov II shows how that fallacy has adverse consequences beyond the modern fysicists' misapprehension of light itself. The very names, "radio waves" and "microwaves," pervasive in public usage, are symptoms of the problem: a refusal to recognize, through rational thought, that these fenomena are not waves at all!

Rational Cosmology and Lasers
Errors of Post-Classical Fysics Series: Part V                                                                         January 9, 2006:                                                                                                                                      Post-Classical fysicists contend that the "particle/wave duality" of light is necessary to explain the operation of lasers, but G. Stolyarov II shows this to be untrue. He demonstrates how rational cosmology's view of light as a direct relationship at a distance between source and target can account for the behavior of lasers even better-- in a non-contradictory fashion.

Polarization of Light without the Wave Model
Errors of Post-Classical Fysics Series: Part VI                                                                         January 12, 2006:                                                                                                                                      Post-Classical fysicists assume that light is a wave, use this assumption in their description of the polarization of light, and then state that this description of polarization "proves" that light is a wave. However, G. Stolyarov II exposes this circularity and shows that one needs not use the erroneous wave model of light to explain polarization. 

Literary Analysis

The Lion, the Witch, the Wardrobe, and the Humbug:
January 6, 2006:
                                                                                                                                     Michael D. Shaw argues that C.S. Lewis's book, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, is not a true Christian allegory and misrepresents several fundamental principles of Christianity. Mr. Shaw also disputes crucial aspects of Lewis's theology.


The New Chivalry:
January 9, 2006:
                                                                                                                                     Feminists have tried to kill the old chivalric behavior of gentlemen toward ladies. However, writes Selwyn Duke, they have replaced it with a chivalry of their own: a feminist chivalry which demeans and humiliates males, while granting females automatic superiority by virtue of their gender alone. 

Abolish Anti-Discrimination Laws:
January 12, 2006:
                                                                                                                                     A recent lawsuit against a women-only fitness center in California shows the hypocrisy of feminist legislation against discrimination by private employers. The heinous principle of egalitarianism can be used to destroy women-only organizations just like it has been systematically used to forcefully alter the policies of male-only businesses-- yet mainstream feminists oppose the former and strongly embrace the latter. The solution, writes Wendy McElroy, is not to apply egalitarianism across the board, but to recognize the rights of property owners in deciding who shall be admitted to their organizations. 

Mail Order Bride Law Brands U.S. Men Abusers:
January 12, 2006:
The International Marriage Broker Regulation Act of 2005 (IMBA) is a tremendous violation of American males' individual rights, writes Wendy McElroy. This law would presume the males guilty of criminal intent until proven innocent and require them to disclose confidential information to foreign women before even being allowed to communicate with them via private marriage broker services.