Re: virus: Meme-Flexing Lesson #3

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 14:05:43 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 6 Mar 1997, Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:

> James wrote:
> >...If
> >you do not or cannot (for whatever reason) achieve Level-3 activity, that
> >doesn't mean it doesn't exist, either. Only a few humans have walked on
> >the moon, for the rest of us it might as well be a ball of cheese.
> This is the secret David R. is trying to explain. There is no mystery,
> there is one reality, we are conscious of, and capable of learning.

Um,... so,... For Armstrong the moon is real and for the rest of us it's a
ball of cheese? Tad, I don't get it?!? If there is only one reality we
are capable of learning why does it have to exclude the parts that you've
never experienced? Or the ones that Ayn Rand doesn't like? If there's
one reality /WE/ are conscious of, isn't the one that includes /ALL/ of
our collective experiences? Even thoughs of a Tibetan monk who you don't
agree with.

> Mystery is used by con-artists to fool people.

Objectivism was a mystery to YOU at some point, before you found out about
it. Is Ayn Rand a con-artist then?

Prof. Tim