Re: virus: prev. Demon Thread

James T. Martin (
Sat, 27 Apr 1996 16:06:40 -0700

At 12:57 PM 4/27/96 +0000, you wrote:
>Marc Connolly wrote:

>As science and technology permeate human
>> populations I think Taoism has potential for perpetuation in that it is
>> atheistic and paradoxical in that the more rules and conventions you
>> tie to it the further you stray from your unavoidable ride into
>> oblivion. Easy and efficient to perpetuate. For me, studying
>> evolutionary science doesn't prevent me from reading Taoist stuff but
>> it certainly has closed my mind to all others.
***** Ken Pantheists wrote:

>The other reason I bring this up is there is another part of me (the
>part that isn't guilty about slamming people's beliefs) that wants
>desperately to knock you scientists down a few pegs. (I know, big
>generalization.) I sense a hubris in some scientific thought. The hubris
>lies in the assumption that when one door opens another closes. Instead
>of looking for the meme that will kick all other memes in the ass, why
>not look for a meme that will easily mate with other memes and produce
>hybrid children.
***** Jim Martin interjects:
As I've been forced to say before - philosphical Taoism is NOT a religion.
It IS the meme that "easily mates" with all reasonable and rational
thought about our natural world and our real place in it. Your explanations
of religious thought and evolution were illuminating, Thanks!
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