[ExI] Ayn Rand and Evolution

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 18:09:31 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 4:06 PM, Dan <dan_ust at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Also, I don't think one needs to be an Objectivists to be a scholar of Rand
> or Objectivism.  (Not that you were stating you needed to be, but I just
> wanted to make sure no one believes that.  My guess would be that the most
> "objective" scholar of Objectivism would probably be something who is NOT an
> Objectivist, but, at the same time, is not dismissive of Rand or
> Objectivism.  Chris Sciabarra has done much to foster such scholarship in
> recent years.)

Mmhhh. As far as one's ideas are concerned, who is better qualified than a
marxist to comment on marxism, a christian on christianism or a
transhumanist on transhumanism? But of course, speaking of philological
reconstruction of a given event or historical position, somebody who does
not have a stake might be more reliable...

Stefano Vaj
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