virus: Contradiction

Reed Konsler (
Thu, 18 Sep 1997 13:30:08 -0400 (EDT)

>Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 13:21:54 -0700
>From: Tadeusz Niwinski <>
>Reed wrote:
>>I wrote:
>>>My point is that observed paradoxes are not contradictions. We simply
>>>"don't know glass" yet. The fact that we use those wave-particles as we
>>>please means they "are exactly what they are".
>>Sure, but tie this back to Richard, do you want him to reference himself
>Of course. I can tell the tribe man about glass, how it's made and assure
>him that there is nothing supernatural about it. Or I can pretend that it's
>a paradox. Richard was trying to sleep with my wife.

I think you are mistaking his inability to communicate his idea effectively
(no offense Richard) with intentional mysticism. I've had a lot of professors
that, when frustrated, would say "ah, I can't explain it to you now...just
accept that it is so". It's VERY common in science classes to tell ones
students "this isn't going to make sense to you until after we cover XYZ".

I mean, its a sign of incomplete understanding on the teachers part and
perhaps a sort of intellectual laziness. It's a compromize with time's
winged chariot...but I wouldn't call it adultery.

Or are you saying that Richard was LITERALLY trying to sleep with your


Reed Konsler