Re: virus: MS Flip Software Price

Sodom (
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 11:42:55 -0400

Nathaniel Hall wrote:

> Sodom wrote:
> > >
> > > > Your logic /should/ tell you that overriding logic in some cases
> is
> > > the
> > > > best answer. Does it though?
> > >
> > > It's logical to be Ilogical? Come on now! I know you can't really
> > > believe
> > > that! Your trying to bait me! Rather have a strong enemy than a
> weak
> > > ally
> > > right?
> > >
> > > The Nateman.
> >
> > It seems this line of discussion is senseless. Humans are not
> Vulcans.
> > We have to use logic and emotion together to select the most joyfull
> > course of action. You cannot make a logical choice for an emotional
> > response - in most cases. It seems to me that a proper balance is
> > necessary. If you want something (want is an emotion) you can choose
> a
> > logical course of action to achiev it most rapidly. But I dare you
> to
> > try "get some" from your mate in a logical only way. You can be
> logical
> > about the type of flower you buy, but desiring her affection is the
> > first choice and it is emotional/biological to start with.
> >
> > Sodom
> The mind is a complicated thing . It makes shortcuts for us all the
> time.
> I don't have to consciously get my lungs to move in order to breath
> although
> I could do so. Allot of ones thinking occurs behind the scenes without
> oneself even being aware of it. (Ever try and remember something only
> to
> have it pop into your head a little while later?). I see emotions as
> something like Read Only Memory in a computer, it gives us certain
> responses to situations automatically. But they are also programmable
> to a
> certain extend depending on our experience. The program is your
> philosophy.
> ( Around here in this list
> they'd call it a "meme complex") If one makes it a point to examine
> one's
> beliefs and to acquire a reasonable philosophy then your emotions can
> give
> you a short cut answer to having to think something through. But if
> you have
> an invalid belief (Zeus is one of the many gods controlling my fate
> for
> example) then your emotions will give you improper responses to
> reality. You
> will never seem to get anything right and fear will be your constant
> companion.
> The Nateman

Yes, I dont' think what you said conflics with what I said. In fact,
the emotions as ROM is a good example. I have dedicated a good pecentage
of my internal thought processes to manipulating my own emotions for
desirable results. I am not sure I can affect them at a chemical level,
but I can re-interpret the input to get a different emotional response.
I agree with your above statement.