MEMETICS: The Triumph of Reason

Lyle Burkhead (
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 19:01:27 -0500 (EST)

Lee Daniel Crocker writes,

> My guess is that he [Lyle] is now non-sexist and non-racist rather than
> anti-sexist and anti-racist. Indeed, the latter are contradictory:
> to be anti-racist, it is necessary to group people by race, evaluate the
> conditions of each group /as a group/, and attempt to equalize those
> conditions /as a group/. A non-racist on the other hand simply treats
> individuals as individuals. He may of course notice correlations
> between certain attributes of individuals and attitudes towards them,
> and work to dispel those irrational attitudes, but he does not buy
> into their premise himself in order to oppose it.

Please let me speak for myself, and please don't try to make my thoughts
fit into your ontology.

Just think what Newton would have accomplished, if he had confined
himself to Ayn Rand's ontology! Nothing exists except individuals...