Re: virus: More Emerson

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Thu, 20 Mar 1997 21:09:11 -0800

Richard wrote:
>Every new mind is a new way of classifying the universe. If it turns
>out to be a mind of unusual activity and power-a Freud, a Jung, a John
>Locke, a William James, a Charles Darwin-it imposes its classification
>on other men and-presto!-a new system. The deeper the thought, the more
>of life's chaos it explains to the pupil, the greater the complacency.

These "power-a", "Darwin-it", "and-presto!-a" are really hard to read.
It was the same Richard who suggested on Feb. 17:

>You should use more than one hyphen---like this -- or this---for a dash.
>Otherwise it looks like you're making up a compound word like

I am curious, Richard. This is a clear case of hypocrisy you describe so
lucidly in your excellent book "Virus of the Mind". Why are you doing it?
If you are going to answer with a joke, a monk-story, call me a Level-2
chimp -- don't bother.

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