Re: virus: Philosophy wars

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 10:04:23 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 16 Sep 1997, Nathaniel Hall wrote:

> Chirstianity took centuries to take
> root but once it became firmly in place it caused a dark cloud to desend
> on the face of Europe that held back civilization for a thousand years.

How many hospitals have been built by Objectivists? And by Christians?

> That is why it is so Important Proffesor. That is why I fight. I fight
> for the mind, for the right to think and I will take on anything that I
> honestly believe is a threat to that. Such as making room for
> "contradiction in a limited amount of areas". To me that is the
> equivilent of saying "why not make room for a limited amount of poison?"

Why, again, is contradiction a poison? I may well agree with you (you'd
be surprised to know), but I'd rather have a strong enemy than a weak
ally. *Show me* why consistency is of primary importance and I will

> I suspect Tim that you think of this as more of an intellectual game
> than as something of importance.

Nothing is more important than The Game(tm).

> Sometimes I play too. But for today at least I'm not.

In deadly seriousness, What would be different in my life if A did not
equal A?

-Prof. Tim