Re: virus: Levels
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 11:04:46 -0600 (CST)

On Fri, 14 Feb 1997, Reed Konsler wrote:

> Me:
> When one is looking for answers, one attacks people who profess answers.
> Ken:
> ... different from the answers one wants.
> But if you know what you are looking for, why is it so hard to find...and
> if you don't, how do you know anything will satisfy?

Considering that hypocrisy is a species-wide psychology trait of humans,
is it at all surprising that often "looking for answers" means "I want
*this*, but I don't have evidence supporting it"? Of course, this means
that the subconscious often totally deludes the conscious mind on this issue.

The "answer" is then the "evidence" [rationalization and blatantly
incorrect statements are "evidence" here ;O] that *this* is correct.

When someone else offers an "answer" that directly assaults *this*,
the "seeker" reacts/responds to the offerer of the "false answer" with
religious fury.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd