RE: virus: Logic

Ken Kittlitz (
Thu, 16 Oct 1997 19:47:56 +0000

At 01:30 PM 10/15/97 -0700, Richard B. wrote:
>On Tuesday, October 14, 1997 12:58 AM, Ken Kittlitz []
>> At 04:38 PM 10/9/97 -0700, Richard B. wrote:

>> -I meet an interesting woman and we hit it off, but after finding that our
>> astrological signs clash, we realize that, despite our feelings to the
>> contrary, there's no way that the relationship could work.

>But you didn't answer the second part of the question!

Well, my second example was kind of intended as a snide answer, but... I
agree that astrology could be used successfully to meet people, though I
suspect that someone who uses it to get laid is probably calculating enough
*not* to believe in its "conventional" use: predicting one's best course of
action based on position of the planets, etc.

However, I can also imagine someone who genuinely believes in astrology's
conventional uses and also uses it as a way to start relationships. In that
case, astrology could both help them (with relationships) and hurt them
(due to poor choices of actions based on their horoscope).

I guess all I was trying to get across is that beliefs have
effects/consequences, and sometimes it's not easy to reap the benefits
without suffering the drawbacks.
Ken Kittlitz
Kumo Software Corp.