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.”
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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...