RE: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Robin Faichney (
Wed, 5 Nov 1997 08:17:55 -0000

> From: Wade T.Smith[]
> >It is the complexity, the
> >coherence and the mutual support of the millions of bits that
> provides
> >a justificiation.
> 'Every fact is backed up by the whole universe.' -Washburn
> This is the soul thrust of my anti-shaman thread. It is also the soul
> reason I avoid the words (and the concepts...) of 'belief' and
> 'faith'.
> Why slip when I can grip?
You just did a Freudian slip, friend. And it's precisely
that sort of phenomenon -- psychological reality --
that requires more subtle and complex concepts than
those of objectivism.[1]

("Soul". And my point doesn't actually depend on
this case being genuinely Freudian, or even that
there is such a thing, just that there are some
psychological realities.)

[1] Pretending that you can say that what's "out
> there" is real and what's "in here" isn't, when in fact
> you can't ultimately separate one from the other.