Re: virus: Rationality

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 28 Feb 1997 10:05:08 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 26 Feb 1997, Corey wrote:

> I have come to the conclusion that rational thinking is executed at a higher
> level of consiousness than irrational thinking.

Watch it with that "higher level" crap, I think it's awareness that your
talking about here, not hierarchies. It's quite a jump to say that the
things that we are "aware" of (in our conscious mind) are dominant in our
psyches. Where does that put the effects of memes or the
shotgun-ballistic-trig equations fit into the scheme of things?

> When you get right down to it, there is a reason for everything you say
> or do. It's just that we are more aware of the processes used in what
> we call rational thinking, so we think of irrational thinking as a train
> of thought without any reason behind the jumps. There are reasons, of
> course. We just don't know about them.


Prof. Tim