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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.

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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
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Sunday
March 1, 2015
War for Men's Minds
Strength and Weakness of Socialism
by Manfred F. Schieder
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Which is the strength and, at the same time, total weakness of Socialism or why does Capitalism fail in its endeavor to convince, while giving such good benefits to the general population in the rarely attained opportunities when it is effectively applied?

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ISIS Burns Mosul Libraries
Posted by Michael E. Marotta on 3/02, 5:56am
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Science and Bible
Science and Bible's time chart

Let’s have a bit of laugh, by comparing the religious (Christian) with the scientific time-chart.To avoid useless details at the age scales involved, I’ve rounded everything nicely up: In accordance with Moses, Martin Luther, Melanchton, Archbishop Usher and Dr. Lightfoot (ViceChancellor of the University of Cambridge), who dared to cor... (Read More)

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(3) William Dwyer - 2/28, 3:52pm - I asked, How did we allow an avowed enemy of America's found...
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(0) William Dwyer - 2/28, 3:35pm - Hi Joe, Thanks for the article.  Let me offer some comments ...
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2 Sanctions2 Sanctions (4) Joseph Rowlands - 2/28, 8:10pm - Thanks Bill.  Let me try to add a little clarity. In this co...
(5) Michael E. Marotta - 3/02, 4:23pm - Thanks, Joseph!  As so often, I archived your essay in my Ob...
(6) William Dwyer - 3/02, 6:27pm - Michael Marotta wrote, The problem that I have with the abov...
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Human Flourishing and Natural Rights
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Natural law is an older concept than the idea of natural rights. John Locke and his predecessor, Hugo Grotius, are frequently credited with ushering in the modern concept of natural rights. Historically, the doctrine of natural rights appears to have developed either within, or at least consonant with, the framework of... (Read more...)
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