Bryan Caplan

Jimbo and Me

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Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy "Jimbo" Wales made the cover of Reason. I immediately remembered our protracted debate on Ayn Rand's meta-ethics on the Association for Systematic Philosphy's listserv (set up by the other Wikipedia co-founder, Larry Sanger) way back in the mid-'90's. (Here's the only remnant of our exchange I can still find). Who knew earnest philosophical debate could lead to such worldly success? :-)

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Geoffrey Brand writes:

I remember Jimmy Wales from his "Moderated Discussion of Objectivist Philosophy" days...

I am not surprised that he has done so well..

Flynn writes:

"Asking someone to define "yellow" is

And yet, that's exactly what Jimbo made happen...

"Yellow is the color evoked by light that stimulates both the L and M (long- and medium-wavelength) cone cells of the retina about equally, but does not significantly stimulate the S (short-wavelength) cone cells;"

David Friedman writes:

And I remember Jimbo from arguments on humanities.philosophy.objectivism, where he was almost the only Objectivist to understand the anarcho-capitalist position well enough to offer a relevant criticism of it; my response is still on my web page.

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