Re: virus: Re: The Fall of Buddhism

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 13 Mar 1997 09:27:56 -0800 (PST)

On 13 Mar 1997, D. H. Rosdeitcher wrote:

> David McF. wrote
> >So this object we were discussing, the red dot on the moon, doesn't have
> >an objective existence? A is not A?!
> At any given moment, there are specific photons that make up that red
> dot on the moon. That red dot is a valid entity, even though the photons
> keep changing and the red dot shifts from moment to moment. This raises
> a question about whether or not impulses can move faster than the speed
> of light to make faster than light communication.

If the red dot keeps changing, and is made up of passing photons, why is
it a valid entity? It has no "identity" other than that YOU have given
it. The photons are not the "red dot". What is the "red dot" if not a
function of your consciousness?

(Sorry if I'm just saying something David McF already said, I'm a little
behind on the list at the moment.)

-Prof. Tim