Dragonfly Posted March 12, 2007 Author Share Posted March 12, 2007 Human social parasites feed off of the productive efforts of other human beings. They can exist perfectly within a society. But they would not survive using the parasite system if stranded alone on a desert island. There they would have to use reason to produce food, shelter, etc., or they would die.That is not relevant. How many parasites are stranded alone on a desert island? Why should they take that as a criterion? Apart from that, why shouldn't they be able to use reason to produce food or shelter when the necessity arises? They may be very good at using reason to realize their goals. You shouldn't believe Rand's fairy tales that such people can't do anything, some of them might be much more practical in surviving under adverse circumstances than some Objectivists who know their Rand from A-Z. But why should they bother if such imaginary scenarios are not relevant? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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