Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 5 Nov 1997 11:14:56 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 4 Nov 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> >>True, but it should be obvious why you might want to
> >>avoid goals that are inconsistent with each other.
> >
> >If only life were so simple. Are we being prescriptive
> >or descriptive here?
> Prescriptive. If your goals are mutually inconsistent then
> I think it is obvious that any attempt to attain one
> will thwart another. Maybe I'm going out on a limb here
> but I think it is not very intelligent to set inconsistent
> goals for oneself.

You mean, inconsistant and **mutually exlusive** goals, don't you?
Fortunately though, many seemingly inconsistant goals are not also
mutually exlusive. In fact, some can be complimentary despite being

-Prof. Tim