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This commentary is part of The Atlas Society's 2000 online "CyberSeminar" entitled "Nietzsche and Objectivism."
Stephen Hicks suggests three questions regarding the relationship of the philosophies of Ayn Rand and Nietzsche:
1. To what extent do Rand and Nietzsche agree, and how fundamental are these agreements?
2. To what extent was Rand (specifically, the mature Rand) influenced by Nietzsche?
Question: The Big Bang theory, which is widely accepted, indicates that existence did emerge from non-existence. But why do Objectivists hold that existence is forever?
Answer: There are four points that need to be made in response to your question.
Question: I am just beginning to learn about Objectivism, but I have yet to hear anything about how Objectivists would address the multifarious environmental issues that plague this world today, including environmental cleanup from industry and preservation of ecologically rich environments for the sake of species diversity.