Sunday, July 15, 2007

Ayn Rand as Pop Culture Shrapnel

"If you discovered the existence of a Martian who had a rational mind, but a spider's body, would you classify him as a rational animal, i.e, as man?...In the case of the rational spider from Mars (if such a creature was possible) the differences between him and man would be so great that the study of one would scarcely apply to the other, and, therefore, the formation of a new concept to designate the Martians would be objectively mandatory." - "Introduction to Objectivist Epistemology", Ayn Rand, p73, 1968

- "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars", David Bowie, 1972

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