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Gennady Stolyarov II

Gennady Stolyarov II (G. Stolyarov II) is an actuary, science-fiction novelist, independent philosophical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. Mr. Stolyarov regularly produces YouTube Videos discussing life extension, libertarianism, and related subjects.

In December 2013, Mr. Stolyarov published Death is Wrong, an ambitious children’s book on life extension, illustrated by his wife Wendy Stolyarov. Death is Wrong can be found on Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats, and can also be freely downloaded in PDF format in the English, Russian, and Spanish languages.

Mr. Stolyarov is the Chief Executive and one of the founding members of the Nevada Transhumanist Party, established in August 2015.

Mr. Stolyarov has contributed articles to the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), The Wave Chronicle, Le Québécois Libre, Brighter Brains Institute, Immortal Life, Enter Stage RightRebirth of Reason, The Liberal Institute, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute.

Mr. Stolyarov holds the professional insurance designations of Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society (ACAS), Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Associate in Reinsurance (ARe), Associate in Regulation and Compliance (ARC), Associate in Personal Insurance (API), Associate in Insurance Services (AIS), Accredited Insurance Examiner (AIE), and Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF).

Mr. Stolyarov has written a science-fiction novel, Eden against the Colossus, a philosophical treatise, A Rational Cosmology,  a play, Implied Consent, and a free self-help treatise, The Best Self-Help is Free.

In an effort to assist the spread of rational ideas, Mr. Stolyarov published his articles on Associated Content (subsequently the Yahoo! Contributor Network and Yahoo! Voices) from 2007 until Yahoo! closed this venue in 2014. Mr. Stolyarov held the highest Clout Level (10) possible on the Yahoo! Contributor Network and was one of its Page View Millionaires, with over 3,191,000 views. Mr. Stolyarov’s selected writings from that era have been preserved on this page.

Mr. Stolyarov can be contacted at

"Impacts of Indefinite Life Extension: Answers to Common Questions"   The Rational Argumentator  (May 11, 2016)

"Refuting Ayn Rand’s “Immortal Robot” Argument"   Rational Argumentator  (Feb 18, 2016)

"Platform Adoption Statement #1 of the Nevada Transhumanist Party"   The Rational Argumentator  (Nov 21, 2015)

"A Multifaceted Strategy to Defeat ISIS"   The Rational Argumentator  (Nov 20, 2015)

"Why Transhumanists Should Not Endorse the Two Party System"   Rational Argumentator  (Sep 26, 2015)

"The Imperative of Technological Progress: Stagnation Will Lead to Disaster"   The Rational Argumentator  (Aug 15, 2015)

"James Blish’s ‘At Death’s End’: An Early View of the Prospects for Indefinite Life Extension"  (Mar 16, 2015)

"To Prevent World War III, Do Not Arm Ukraine’s Regime"  (Feb 21, 2015)

"#25: Cryptocurrencies as a Single Pool of Wealth"   Ethical Technology  (Dec 14, 2014)

"Review of Ilia Stambler’s “A History of Life-Extensionism in the Twentieth Century”"  (Sep 18, 2014)

"Ontological Realism and Creating the One Real Future"   The Rational Argumentator  (Aug 21, 2014)

"LEV: The Game – Play to Win Indefinite Life"  (Jul 23, 2014)

"Feedback Loops and Individual Self-Determination"  (Jul 1, 2014)

"Life-Extension Activism Opportunities for All"   Ethical Technology  (Jun 6, 2014)

"“Death is Wrong” Fundraiser: Another Ship Returns to Harbor after Braving the Seas"   Ethical Technology  (Apr 27, 2014)

"Spreading the Word That Death is Wrong"  (Mar 30, 2014)

"Putting “Death is Wrong” in Children’s Hands"  (Feb 26, 2014)

"Putting Innovation to a Vote? Majoritarian Processes versus Open Playing Fields"   Ethical Technology  (Feb 9, 2014)

"Cryptocurrencies as a Single Pool of Wealth"   Ethical Technology  (Jan 18, 2014)

"Why I Wrote a Children’s Book on Indefinite Life Extension"   Ethical Technology  (Jan 5, 2014)

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