RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Tim Rhodes (
Sat, 4 Oct 1997 15:21:34 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 4 Oct 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> At 02:32 PM 10/4/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:
> >Just about every acting, dance, painting, poetry or sculpture teacher I
> >ever had said more or less that (though never in those words). "Get the
> Last time I checked we were talking about ontology and epistemology.

This is the "Social Metaphysics" thread. We were talking about life, I
believe. More complicated than your science, quite often.

> >technique first, then you can apply theory to it," was the way they
> >usually introduced the concept.
> I don't think that says the same thing.
> >> To be honest, I think that is absolutely true. If I could
> >> get rid of my rationality I could indeed believe anything and everything.
> >
> >If you would believe "anything and everything" without having your
> ><rationality> then you have a much weaker internal structure than I have
> >given you credit for, David.
> Why do you say that?

When I built elaborate structures I try to have more than one tool handy
at a time.

> > Why "should" I, or anyone else, give
> >up on "faith"(generally) either?
> Because that is a provably poor strategy for playing The Game.

History does not support that assertion.

-Prof. Tim