Re: virus: CoV Memetics: Mysticism of the 90's

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 14 Feb 1997 12:57:58 -0800 (PST)

On 11 Feb 1997, David Rosdeitcher wrote:

> .... This disorder is exemplified by Tim Rhodes, who
> responded to my last big post, entitled "Objectivism vs. Astrology in
> Cyberspace".
> The main point of my article was that during the coming
> cyberrevolution, the world will become more decentralized and would
> require more and more people to use critical independent thinking, as
> opposed to mindless following of authority. In such a scenario, I
> contended, objectivism, which is a philosophy geared toward critical
> independent thinking, would gain more popularity, than, say astrology,
> which has little to do with critical independent thinking. Tim responded
> by stating that astrology has validity since he has seen how accurate it
> is when birth charts describe people's personalities. Being a former
> amateur astrologer myself, I can agree with Tim. But this had nothing to
> do with my main point which was the change from an authority following
> mode to a rational thinking mode that would accompany a change from
> centralization to decentralization throughout society.

Okay, David, I love ya' and all, but your getting on my nerves. In the
FIRST sentence of my post I stated that I was going off on a tangent based
on something you said. I'm sorry, but you are NOT the most important
person in universe!!! (I am, after all!) We don't always have to talk
about what YOU want to talk about. Some of us have other interests. I
know what I said had nothing to do with your main point, I said that up
front! I didn't get a chance to respond to your "main point" because I've
been strapped for time this week. And no, I'm not responding to your
"main point" in this post either, I'm responding to *YOU*.

With love and unending devotion,

-Prof. Tim