Galt and God

Ayn Rand

Back when I left home and entered the university I saw a notice on a bulletin board (the real cork kind) about what I believe then was called the New Romanticism. Since I was intending to concentrate on studying the Romantic poets (especially John Keats) I was ready for my first meeting of the New Romantics. Unfortunately I soon discovered that this was all a front for what Ayn Rand called Objectivism. It didn’t take too long to realize that the crap being handed out by the followers of Any Rand was directed towards the gullible and stupid people who were the precursors of the ME-ME-ME generation.

I read a portion of Rand’s works—Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead—and was appalled at how poorly written they were and how obvious their silliness was to anyone with any critical thinking skills. I dumped Any Rand immediately.

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Are Humans Going Extinct?

Some scientists ...fear that climate disruption is so serious,
with so many self-reinforcing feedback loops already in play,
that humans are in the process of causing our own extinction.

skullI’m about to start reading The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. I have always been of the opinion that climate change is real and deadly. Whenever I hear conservatives argue against the truth, the most acceptable tactic being to not deny that climate change (or global warming) is happening but just that it is a natural progression on the planet and the major corporate polluters are totally innocent.

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