Re: virus: God and Level-3

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 09:31:03 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 23 Mar 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> Even in extreme cases where someone is going to die a painful death
> and there is nothing that can be done, aren't they better off knowing
> so that they can make the best use of their remaining time? When is
> it better to believe something that isn't true?

What about the balance of these truths? The truth that your five year-old
is going to die and the truths of human fear, need, love and compassion.
Is choosing one truth over another a "lie"?

-Prof. Tim