Re: virus: re: truth, science, and the American way

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 17:16:43 -0800 (PST)

> [discussion of cognitive models skipped]
> >The point I'm trying to make is that there is no truth. Reason is an
> >illusion, science is an illusion, and most of all truth is an illusion --
> >there is no objective reality.

Hogwash. What on earth does /any/ explanation of the functioning of
the human mind have to do with the existence or non-existence of reality?
Would you argue that something for which there is no word in some human
language cannot therefore exist? Of course not. Then why should the
particular functioning of some lump of fat determine what exists in the
world outside it? It might well be that the lump of fat is not capable
of representing some aspects of reality, but then I don't expect my cat
to understand quantum mechanics either. Keep your human limits where
they belong--with humans. The rest of the world doesn't care, and goes
on existing anyway, whether we're aware of it or not.

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