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  •  Asimov's psychohistory also required (5+ / 0-)

    certain people (the Second Foundation) with the ability to control other people's mental states. I don't think he intended it to be a prescription for the real world, the way Rand intended hers.

    Ditto Heinlein. He enjoyed his libertarianism, but I don't see him taking it as seriously as Rand took hers.

    Republicans can't accept that they've lost. Democrats can't accept that they've won.

    by DanK Is Back on Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 06:19:26 PM PST

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    •  Asimov himself gave up on the Foundations (0+ / 0-)

      The last time he revisited the concept, he introduced a Third Way called "Gaea" (the Mule turned out to be a renegade Gaean).

      If it's
      Not your body
      Then it's
      Not your choice
      AND it's
      None of your damn business!

      by TheOtherMaven on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 06:20:21 PM PST

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