On April 19, I read a commentary in the Roanoke Times by Clonnie_Yearout; Yearout (gender unknown) was arguing for Creationism and against "Darwinism". I sent the following in reply. The Times printed at least two letters (by other people) replying to Yearout, but not this one.
FROM: John B. Hodges
TO: Editor, letters page
I would like this considered for a COMMENTARY or OP-ED.
Clonnie Yearout's commentary ("A Tale of…
Katherine Stewart has an article on AlterNet:
Are Christian Fundamentalists Teaching Genocide in Our Schools?Continue
Nov. 12, 1995; Why I am a former Objectivist and former Libertarian.Continue
Mike Huben writes: (begin quote)
One of my eventual projects for my Critiques of Libertarianism web site
is to present something on folks who have left, like yourself. If you
have any material about why people leave, including your own personal
history, I'd be very interested to get ahold of it. What first cracks
the certainty, what conspicuously doesn't work, what was the turnoff,…
August 21, 1998. Defining five terms. Rand used the term "objective" differently than most philosophers.
Some definitions, from Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th edition.
OBJECTIVE: ... in the realm of sensible experience, independent of individual thought and perceptible by all observers; having reality independent of the mind.... perceptible to persons other than the affected individual... OBJECTIVISM: an ethical theory that moral good is objectively real or…
On Friday March 4, there was an article on a right-wing Christian site:
Atheists Targeting Nation With Godless Media BlitzContinue
WRITTEN BY DAVE BOHON
FRIDAY, 04 MARCH 2011
PASSIVE AND ACTIVE ATHEISM
Atheism is often defined as "the absence of god-beliefs". This
definition is useful in debate, because it does not assume any burden of…Continue
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This was not originally written for an Objectivist audience; I was arguing with a Kantian on an Atheist list. -JBH
March 7, 2001;…Continue