Ethics of the New Atheists Don’t Solve the Problem of Religious Extremism

In the wake of the religiously motivated atrocities of 9/11, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins, and Christopher Hitchens have penned best-selling books in which they condemn religious belief as destructive to human life and as lacking any basis in Continue reading Ethics of the New Atheists Don’t Solve the Problem of Religious Extremism

Spock’s Illogic: “The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few” – The Objective Standard

With this week’s DVD release of Star Trek into Darkness, now is a good time to evaluate or reevaluate the oft-stated Star Trek claim, “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few” (or “the one”). This claim is made in Continue reading Spock’s Illogic: “The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few” – The Objective Standard

Ayn Rand’s Theory of Rights: The Moral Foundation of a Free Society – The Objective Standard

What are rights? Where do they come from? One’s answers to these questions determine whether one is capable of defending a free society. If one does not know the nature and source of rights, one cannot know whether rights are Continue reading Ayn Rand’s Theory of Rights: The Moral Foundation of a Free Society – The Objective Standard