Re: virus: Re: The Fall of Buddhism

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Tue, 11 Mar 1997 17:36:25 -0800

David R. wrote:
> In open system thinking, the mind sees a big picture of what is going on.
>This big picture, which is based on what is observed, can be then broken down
>into its parts to be verified. If there is an error, there is no reason to be
>defensive, as all that matters is understanding the big picture by testing and
>questioning it. [...]

David, I just want to say that this is an excellent post (I know you are
Richard :-)).
It makes many things much clearer if one wants to honestly think about them.

Richard quoted Richard Dawkins in his Virus of the Mind: "It's almost as if
the human brain were specifically designed to misunderstand Darwinism, and
to find it hard to believe." I see an analogy in understanding parasitism:
a parasitic mind is programmed in a way which makes it impossible to
understand it.

What's a difference between Science and Objectivism?

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159