When A is not equal to A...

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Ayn Rand famously said that "A=A" and nothing else. Orwell famously spent a couple hundred pages railing against "Doublethink," which is basically believing that A is not equal to A. Heinlein spends several books going on about utilitarianism, and value being related to use and nothing else, and there are no values beyond those, excepting the ones he capriciously throws in. He's the intellectual lightweight of the batch, though, so we can forgive him his inconsistencies. Kiri-Kin-Tha's First Law of Metaphysics states that "Nothing unreal exists."


BEELINE TO THE FUTURE: The Unauthorized Transmigration Of Souls

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China has just passed a law forbidding the unauthorized transmigration of souls. “Tibet’s living Buddhas have been banned from reincarnation without permission from China’s atheist leaders. The ban is included in new rules intended to assert Beijing’s authority over Tibet’s restive and deeply Buddhist people” (
This edict is intended to prevent the birth of a Lama that China does not like and facilitates China’s control over Tibet.


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