Re: virus: Re: The Fall of Buddhism

Corey A. Cook (
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 16:51:24 -0800

D. H. Rosdeitcher wrote that some people think (but it isn't so) that:
> ...the mind is a synthesizing device which shapes and distorts
> reality according to its perceptual filters and does not validly
> perceive an objective reality.

And it isn't like that? I couldn't quite make out your position
on that statement, but I'll tell you mine. Right on! That is an
excellent description of the mind. Except for the "validly" part.
The mind perceives an objective reality, it just doesn't do it
perfectly. The mind makes mistakes. "Sometimes, you're wrong."
An Objectivist viewpoint that admitted that the mind was ocasionally and
fundamentally wrong would find a few more supporters, I'm sure.

Corey A. Cook

*The One Universal Truth: *
*Sometimes, you're wrong. *