Re: virus: The Greeks would be Geeks

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 09:18:30 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 24 Feb 1997 wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Feb 1997, Tim Rhodes wrote:
> > If you take yourself or anything else too seriously you open yourself up
> > for manipulation.
> I hadn't considered this angle explicitly.
> Tim: Do you mean someone who is locked into one worldview could be
> psychologically described as one *huge* pushbutton, with relatively
> little apparent freewill [regardless of whether freewill is illusory or
> objective?]

Um, sure. Why don't you do a little experiment to make sure, though. I'd
hate for anyone to say I was making "irrational" assumptions, after all :)
Post something that puts down, oh, I don't know, say... Objectivism or
Manipulation 101 and see how easy it is push that big ol' button (its kind
of fun really, almost too easy).

Prof. Tim