Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Eric Boyd (
Thu, 29 May 1997 12:46:23 -0500

Dave Pape wrote:
> In the spirit of Robin Faichney, all of these issues are neither good nor
> bad. Good and Bad are (post-moralists and Buddhists all together now)
> artificial constructs of the mind (well, actually, they neither are nor
> are not constructs)

It may be true (Zen, anyone?), but whatdafuck? How are we supposed to
do anything with that kind of position?

> I am ready.

Ready to abolish all rational, useful debate perhaps.


In front of a window, viewed from inside a room, I placed a
painting which depicts precisely that section of the landscape
obstructed by the painting: that is, the tree of the painting
concealed the tree located behind it outside the room. In the mind
of the viewer, the tree exists both within the room, i.e., in the
painting, as well as outside in the real landscape . And that is how
we see the world: we see it as something located outside of us
despite the fact that what we see is only a mental representation
of that which we experience within us. - Rene Magritte