Re: virus: Religious Spectrum

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 04 Jun 1996 21:46:16 -0500

Richard Brodie wrote:
> >2) Where about do you think the vast majority of people sit?
> Most people don't think about philosophy at all. They just live with the
> memeset they got programmed with, which is a hodgepodge of aphorisms,
> traumas, and television commercials.

Un hun. I've seen this argument before lots of times, and I've never
been able to get my head around it... are you not claiming that some
large portion, say half, of people are "stupid" about philosophy as it
were? If so, where are all these ignorant people? And how do they
live? I could not just accept the world without rationalizing it to the
point where I understand it.