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Our empathy is biological and inherited. Dogs also have empathy, as dog owners know. Without empathy, dogs could not have lived in packs, and female dogs would not have cared for their young. Humans deprived of empathy we call psychopaths. Among hunter-gatherers they did not long survive. The community in which they lived drove them out or killed them. Let's be kind to Ayn Rand and consider her as among those with empathy.

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