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Comment author: CronoDAS 14 July 2009 03:31:39AM *  7 points [-]

Reading Ayn Rand to learn about rationality is like reading Aristotle to learn about physics.

Comment author: righteousreason 17 July 2009 10:48:04PM 1 point [-]

Really?

I mean come on, that's a cheap, weak analogy. I haven't finished yet but I'm compiling all of the good quotes from Atlas Shrugged. The book is full of these awesome quotes and truths that are portable to many other subjects of rationality.

It is far more real and relevant than you are giving it credit for.

Comment author: SilasBarta 14 July 2009 04:16:19AM -2 points [-]

So then ... what is reading Ayn Rand to learn about Aristotle like? :-P

Comment author: CronoDAS 14 July 2009 06:36:19PM 0 points [-]

I have no idea.