Re: virus: Science and Religion

David Leeper (
Mon, 26 Nov 1956 00:50:14 +0000

> Forget about absolute truth.

True.;-) Truth is relative. Some guy named Einstein demonstrated
this in a book called "Relativity". Should be on the reading list if
it's not already.

>Science DIFFERS from religion and mysticism in that it is a proven
>functional and predictive process for manipulating ones environment.

Religion and mysticism differ from science in that they deal with
qualitative and subjective experience and expression. These too, by
the way, are powerful tools for manipulating ones environment.

> Modern life is circumscribed by our technical achievements.

Modern life is also circumscribed by our passion, insainity, cruelity,
and bad sit-coms.

> What do become Gods?


>I can only report that I have been unable to move dimes by mental >power,

Try advertising. Use sex in your commercials.

>I have been unable to teleport to distant lands,

Try the internet.

>I have been unable to successfully manipulate or predict my
>own future by Tarot, Astrology, Numerology, or similar divination.

>From what I can tell of you by reading your posting, your failures at
this are because you're too literal. An artist can use shades of blue
to represent happiness, freedom, mystery, pain, loneliness, and so on.
To use the tools you've mentioned you must use them with the eye of an
artist, not a thinker. When you've done this you will learn to ask
the right questions. From then on, predicting the future is easy.

David Leeper
Homo Deus