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Man's Life is the standard of value for man

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Submitted by Ralph C Whaley MD (United States), Dec 27, 2007 at 22:42

I accept Ayn Rand's Objectivist Ethics. It has no relation to anything mystical. My ethics is based on the reality that man is a living organism that has specific requirements for the preservation and promotion of his life determined by his nature. His mind, his reason is his only means of knowledge and his primary means of survival. He is born tabula rassa and must learn by using his mind what the requirements for his lif are and how to bring them into existence by his own productive work directly or by trading the products of his work for those he does not produce directly or cannot produce. The pro life is the good the anti -ife is evil.

For a detailed explanation of these ideas I refer any inbterested person to Ayn Rand's essay "The Objectivist Ethics"

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