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ayn rand Rebirth of ReasonTM is an organization dedicated to the philosophy of Objectivism, a philosophy devoted to living on earth. The philosophy was developed by Ayn Rand, a novelist-philosopher in the 20th century.

RoR was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. You can find more information about RoR by going here.

Rebirth of Reason refers to Ayn Rand's description of the Renaissance.
The Renaissance was specifically the rebirth of reason, the liberation of man's mind, the triumph of rationality over mysticism - a faltering, incomplete, but impassioned triumph that led to the birth of science, of individualism, of freedom. - Ayn Rand
The site is created to be a tool for bringing about a new Renaissance. Our purpose is to advance the philosophy of Objectivism.

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RoR has 2525 articles archived by 267 different authors.
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How to be an Expert in a Changing World
Posted by Jeff Landauer on 12/20, 5:23pm
If the world were static, we could have monotonically increasing confidence in our beliefs. The more (and more varied) experience a belief survived, the less likely it would be false. Most people implicitly believe something like this about their opinions. And they're justified in doing so with opinions about things th...(Read more...)
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Nathaniel Brandon's "six pillars of self esteem" animated

Pretty decent little video (See the video)

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Article about an ARI conference in The Atlantic
Posted by Jeff Landauer on 12/15, 2:06pm
Seems like a well written article in a sense, although I'm not sure exactly what the point is.  The comments are amusing, of course.(Read more...)
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Objectivism Q&A
Objectivism and Conscientious Objection
(0) Matthew Thomas Zingarella - 12/16, 1:03pm - I am currently enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I...
2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (1) Steve Wolfer - 12/16, 6:50pm - Matthew, Welcome to RoR. You are in a bind. One thing to rem...
(2) Merlin Jetton - 12/17, 2:59am - Hi, Matthew. Welcome to RoR.I think Steve gave you a good re...
(3) Matthew Thomas Zingarella - 12/17, 4:57am - Thank you for the great responses Steve and Merlin. One poin...
(4) Steve Wolfer - 12/17, 7:06pm - Matthew, You wrote:I can't see how being in a supporting rol...
(5) Jules Troy - 12/18, 1:12am - Many people thought the US should not have been in Iraq.  If...
(6) Luke Setzer - 12/18, 3:54am - Matthew, welcome to RoR! Jules wrote:These were not freedom ...
(7) Jules Troy - 12/18, 4:46am - Even now, as an objectivist if I could roll back time I woul...
(8) Fred Bartlett - 12/18, 8:42am - Matthew: Good luck with your dilemma.   (Dealing with it to ...
(9) Fred Bartlett - 12/18, 9:05am - Matthew: None of what I just wrote is much help. Let me try ...
(10) Steve Wolfer - 12/18, 10:29am - Matthew, I think Fred's can-may-should discussion is one wor...
(11) Matthew Thomas Zingarella - 12/18, 7:29pm - The points made by everyone really have given me a lot to th...
Poll Discussions
Purpose of a Date
(59) Fred Bartlett - 12/17, 10:06am - Luke: Thank you for that; I shared the 'crazy eyes' video wi...
Videos
Nathaniel Brandon's "six pillars of self esteem" animated
(0) Steve Wolfer - 12/20, 3:15pm - The fellow did a good job, given that it is less than 7 minu...
(1) Jeff Landauer - 12/20, 5:20pm - Agreed.  It could definitely have been several times longer ...
(2) Steve Wolfer - 12/20, 6:55pm - Nathaniel should have created separate, half-hour videos on ...


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July 15, 2003
Commentary
Death by Religion
by Joseph Rowlands
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Recently I had a conversation with a Christian. She tried to make the claim that Christianity is more peaceful than Islam, based on what current affairs. In the Middle East, there's terrorism, dictatorships, suicide bombers, and holy wars. In the West, you have a bunch of people who go to church, sing songs, and have picnics. Who could argue with that? (Read more...)
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