RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

David McFadzean (
Fri, 03 Oct 1997 11:22:34 -0600

At 10:09 AM 10/3/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>I know how Richard feels. Haven't you ever had a student that /almost/
>grasp a concept, but just couldn't get it, Tad? You tried every analogy
>you could think of, but couldn't find the right one, exasperated at your
>own inability to come up with a way of stating it that would click for

I wonder how many (good) teachers tell their students, "If only you
would check your rationality at the door, you would believe what I'm
saying."? To be honest, I think that is absolutely true. If I could
get rid of my rationality I could indeed believe anything and everything.
But I have to ask, is that really what I should want?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus