RE: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 5 Nov 97 15:25:08 -0500

>my definition of contact is more far-ranging than
>> the usual objectivist's.
>Could you share that definition with us?

Like I said, I don't think I cruise in their circle, although I may- the
problem with circles being you are not necessarily aware of those
traveling with you....

Connection to or with.... Evidential examples.... Empirical data....
Proof it came from starstuff....

By 'contact' I mean not through the senses, but through
instrument-enhanced observations (which may parallel the senses,
certainly), and through theories derived from these observations. This
may not be any diversion at all from the definition of 'contact' as used
by an objectivist, in which case I gladly climb up on the bus.

Yes, I do not see a need for the human animal within this definition,
although if a radiotelescope records a signal and no-one sees it....? The
only need is some form of communicating the observations, and something
to understand it. Then there is contact.

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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