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21. A thread running all through Hardin's topics is that ethics has to be based on
rational argument and not on emotion. His most interesting topic is Stalking
the Wild Taboo , in which he takes on any number of social conceptions
that demand rational reasoning. However, like many of those aggressively
advocating scientism, his views approach rationalism so that only that which
can be measured can be said to exist.
This view, when taken to the extreme, can exclude human qualities such
as happiness or the human soul. It can also lead to an extreme form of