Re: virus: Re: The Fall of Buddhism

David McFadzean (
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 16:42:03 -0700

At 04:51 PM 11/03/97 -0800, Corey A. Cook wrote:

>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

But the mind doesn't perceive objective reality per se. It perceives
internal processes (thoughts, memories, feelings) and qualia or sense
data, which is in fact information generated from the interaction between
objective reality and the subject. From the sense data we can deduce
what objective reality is like, but there is no way to perceive it

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus