Re: virus: Consistent

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 10:03:34 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 22 Sep 1997, Reed Konsler wrote:

> Since we have so much difficulty with the philosophical "PROOF" of any
> sort of reality but it is apparent to all of us (Objectivists and Buddhists
> alike) that it APPEARS that something exists like a reality I offer the
> following compromise:
> 1. Implied Reality is consistent
> This ought to satisfy rigorous scientists/objectivist/rationalist types because
> it reminds us that our understanding of reality is rightly understood as based
> in our own observations.
> It also ought to satisfy transcendent thinkers of many flavors becuase it
> emphasises that Reality is not a solid thing which exists independent of us
> a priori...but a construction which each of us makes.

I'm satisfied on many levels (more than 3) and more than willing to give
Reed the last word on this.

-Prof. Tim