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MilitantApatheist's Avatar Jump to comment 48 by MilitantApatheist

Good point, but I think Brainz chose her because she was "brilliant" at philosophy, and not because her cult following.

Comment 28 by Red Dog :

Comment 23 by MilitantApatheist :

If you actually read what Ayn Rand believed, you wouldn't call it brilliant.

Keep in mind they had the following caveat:

"and we use the term "brilliant" to mean "brilliant at their craft" - not just pure brainiacs" so if you categorize Ayn Rand's "craft" as being a huckster and con woman for gullible fools, similar to L. Ron Hubbard I would say she was brilliant in that sense.

Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:30:01 UTC | #890016