virus: truth, science, and the American way

Reed Konsler (
Wed, 2 Apr 1997 10:04:55 -0500 (EST)

>From: "D. H. Rosdeitcher" <>
>Date: 01 Apr 97 20:55:51 EST
>Aaron wrote:
>>>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.
>Tad wrote:
>>I treasure Aaron's quote as a perfect example
>>of how contradicting the first axiom works in real life.
>I treasure Aaron's quote as a perfect example of ideas that commonly come from
>"edu" lines. Tax-funded universities exist by promoting ideas that contradict
>the first axiom. If there is no objective reality, there is no objective
>morality. In other words, it's ok to live as a tax-collector or any other kind
>of parasite.

Ouch, man! Attack my lifestyle, why dontcha? I think I'm pretty familiar
with objective reality, thank you very much.

"When her family returned from the Crimea, she entered the University of
Petrograd to study philosophy and history. Graduating in 1924, she experienced
the disintegration of free inquiry and the takeover of the university by
thugs. Amidst the increasingly gray life, her one great pleasure was
Western films
and plays. Long a movie fan, she entered the State Institute for Cinema Arts in
1924 to study screen writing."

You are suggesting we abolish universities? And where will the next
prodigys go to study philosophy and history? Why not abolish the NEA, too?

Where do you suppose thinkers get the money and time to develop themselves?


Reed Konsler