RE: virus: Re : Complexity was TT and Absolute Truth

Chelstad, Erik (
Sat, 23 Nov 96 15:37:00 PST

Posing as The Man, Hakeeb A. Nandalal says:

Theory : An individual cannot comprehend complex ideas.

Argument : Complexity is a term of relativity. An idea which is "simple"
to A may be "complex" to B. B can only understand the idea if it is
made simple to him by any number of ways : B's comprehension skills
are improved or the idea is simplified enough for B to understand in
his current level of comprehension. Therefore people should refrain
from saying "This is complex but I understand it". If you understand
it - it is simple to you.

Any comments?

I must disagree. A complex subject is not one that cannot
be understood, but merely one that takes a while for the
comprehender to understand.

Complexity, like most any attribute, is in the eye of the beholder.

I'm sure you'll get lots of arguments like mine, so I won't
go any further.