This is a quote from the book "The ​Virtue Of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand
...es; its chemical elements remain, but its life goes out of existence. It is only the concept of ‘Life’ that makes the concept of ‘Value’ possible. It is only to a living entity that thin gs can be good or evil.”

To make this point fully clear, try to imagine an immortal, indestmctible robot, an entity which moves and acts, but which cannot be affected by anything
, which cannot be changed in any respect, which cannot be damaged, injured or destroyed. Such an entity would not be able to have any values; it would have nothing to gain or to lose; it could n...
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