virus: Re: virus-digest V1 #116

Ken Pantheists (
Thu, 19 Dec 1996 15:33:39 +0000

XYZ wrote:

That sounds like magical thinking to me...*poof* I am now not doing

If only you could hear yourself.

You are so dismissive it is dismaying.

You have a value system in place that dictates that all useful knowledge
is previously written in a book that needs to be quoted in order to have

I am an academic. I love books, I love scholarship. But my god man.
Loosen up your creative juices and play for a while.

I don't understand how you throw these value judgements on things-- and
from left feild-- Why don't you support your opinions once in while--
with something other than attitude?

What's magical? Why do you think that? Because it came from nothing?

I don't carry the same negativity for the word as you, but if I say
"yeah, it's magical thinking" you'll just think I'm a hippie.

So I'll say" no, it's inspirational thinking."

The word inspire means to breathe in. To invite "newness".

You need to breathe once in a while.

Why don't you start by changing your nic to ABC?

XYZ is at the end (expiration) of the alphabet.

I can already anticipate your response to this--

You'll accuse me of trying to get you to join our fad.

This is not scientific blah blah blah.

Yeah yeah.... the scientific horse is thoroughly whipped. (Luckily it's
your horse you're whipping)

So don't bother responding with that. Do something that surprises me or
don't to it all.

(By the way, your perceived difference between art and science is
culturally programmed. (that's just the way it is) Consult the works of
Leonardo DaVinci for a taste of a different memeset where sciences and
aesthetics mutually fed each other.)

Ken Pantheists