Howdee folks. I just want to introduce myself to your excellent forum. My Ayn Rand beginnings date to 1989 when I first read her novels. For many years after that I emersed myself in objectivist writings. My agreement with objectivism has greatly diminished over the last couple years. (why this happened is not 100% clear to me). My new intellectual hero is Darwin and all things Darwinian. Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins have greatly influenced my personal views recently. I hope to use this forum to engage in discussions on consciousness, free-will, evolution. So far I like the reasoning of the folks on this forum the best (compared to 4aynrandfans and objectivism online). I love south park, and my real name happens to be Kenny, so this explains the avatar. I happen to like dragonfly's style (and deep questioning of the principles of objectivism) so this explains my username on this forum.