I’ve heard that Objectivists (people who live by Ayn Rand’s philosophy) aren’t friendly, aren’t good with people, are anti-family. Amy Mossof’s blog The Little Things: Surround Yourself with Things You Value shatters that illusion like a rock through glass. Wow she loves her child and her husband. Her blog shows she is friendly, she is good with people, and she is not anti-family.
With such clear and unmistakable evidence as Amy, why do some people say such negative things about Objectivists?
Facts are facts and lead ineluctably to certain conclusions, whether we may want the conclusions or not. It is unscientific to hold a conclusion when it is not true and you have evidence against it; and it is unscientific to not look for evidence for and against a conclusion. Aristotle looked for both. The Founding Fathers looked for both. Galileo looked for both. So did Newton, Darwin, Michael Faraday, and Ben Franklin.
So should we. If we do the research that reason obligates us to, we find that such negative statements are false.
To quote Thomas Jefferson again (plenty of people quote this; no one gives a citation…which I’d like to see!):
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.