Re: virus: In Defense of Relativity

C. David Noziglia (
Mon, 18 Mar 1996 18:57:01 -0800

Marc Connolly wrote:
> I enjoyed the uplifting words about relativity and the description of
> frantic efforts of the irrational to protect their turf.

Thank you, Marc, for your kind words. I think we all also owe Dennett a
debt of gratitude for clarifying all our abilities to respond to the
religious arguements, namely that once they involve the authority of holy
scripture and faith, we can only walk away; we aren't speaking the same

My essay was, however, an effort to balance what I have seen is the
dominance of irrationality in many of the newsgroups I have been
monitoring. It was posted in the newsgroups as well as with the Virus
listserve, where it was just intended to provide new perspective for
fellow rational spirits. Your point about thought experiments was a good
one, but it is a point to be made with care, for they can be easily
misunderstood by those seeking to do so.


C. David Noziglia
Wellington, New Zealand

"Blessed are those who have no expectations, for they will never be disappointed." Kautiliya Shakhamuni Sidhartha Gautama Buddha

"Things are the way they are because they got that way."