Re: virus: Religion, Zen, post-structuralism, and the failure of , logic

Tim Rhodes (
Sun, 15 Jun 1997 22:12:31 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 13 Jun 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> Let me paraphrase your question to see if I understand:
> The doctor gives you a 10% chance of surviving more than 3 months. But
> if you can convince yourself that you will definitely survive (barring an
> unrelated accident) then your chances will improve to 50% due to placebo
> effects or something like that. So what is the rational choice?
> Is that right? (he asks, trying to buy some time :-)

Right enough. I've been away for a couple days, did that give enough
time? :-)

-Prof. Tim