Re: virus: MS Flip Software Price

David McFadzean (
Tue, 07 Oct 1997 12:33:26 -0600

At 11:10 AM 10/7/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>This is a good example of not the failing of logic, but the failings of
>those who employ it. Often /attempting/ to reach a goal that logic tells
>you is impossible will yield more fruit than simply reaching a the
>simpler goal that is logically possible. The rationalist has been robbed,

It's not that I don't believe you, but I'd sure like to see an example.

>in these situations, by his own logic. This is why people willing to
>fail at great tasks are often more successful than their peers who always
>succeed at the mundane.

Are you forgetting all the people that wasted their lives pursuing
impossible goals (like perpetual motion machines) and utterly failed?
How many people in the past were convinced that a miserable life on
Earth was their key to heaven? Do you think they're happy now?

>Your logic /should/ tell you that overriding logic in some cases is the
>best answer.

The jury is still out.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus