Re: virus: How Does a Shaman Pay?

Wade T.Smith (
Mon, 11 Aug 97 15:31:46 -0400

>You are making a very sharp distinction between science on the one hand
>and religion or magic on the other. While I agree that they are not the
>same thing (I do consider the scientific method a valuable tool), I am
>unwilling or unable to draw such a distinct line. *You should remember
>that chemistry grew out of alchemy, and astronomy out of astrology.*

Ah- no, I don't remember these things, and in fact only recall them as
fables graciously sprinked our way by, imagine, alchemists and

Alchemy is in it's own way a bit more enabled to make the dubious claim,
but astrology is in blatant error.

Not only do I think such a sharp distinction can be made, but that it
must be made.

Wade T. Smith