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February 18 2012

The thought of voluntarily embracing a system explicitly tied to the beliefs of one human being, who's dead, falls somewhere between the silly and the suicidal.

Science has heroes, but no gods. The great Names are not our superiors, or even our rivals, they are passed milestones on our road; and the most important milestone is the hero yet to come.

To be one more milestone in humanity's road is the best that can be said of anyone.
Eliezer Yudkowsky: Guardians of Ayn Rand - Less Wrong
It's easy to hate authoritarianism when you're the victim. It's easy to champion the freedom of the individual, when you are yourself the oppressed.

It takes a much stronger constitution to fear authority when you have the power. ... When you're the one crushing those who dare offend you, the exercise of power somehow seems much more justifiable. All sorts of excellent justifications somehow leap to mind.
Eliezer Yudkowsky: Guardians of Ayn Rand - Less Wrong
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