Re: virus: Reasonable/unreasonable beliefs

William Roh (
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 11:30:50 -0800

Tim Rhodes wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Nov 1997, William Roh wrote:
> > > Anyway, positions on a heirarchy don't make it with me. There's too much
> > > bullshit in politics. Knowledge is never bullshit. There's always more to
> > > know, not steps of knowing. Steps and levels smacks of leader and
> > > follower to me, and that, with me at least, is what don't work.
> >
> > This is similar to my perspective. Knowledge is like a tree with
> > infinite branches and leaves. You start at the trunk and work your way
> > up.
> I thought you didn't like heirarches? Why is the next higher branch
> better then?
> -Prof. Tim
I don't remember suggesting that the next higher branch was better,
just up, although this does give me insight into what your mental
conversion process is. I did not know that up = better

you start at the trunk in this imaginary knowledge tree as it is a
singular point at the beginning, if, as in this model, knowledge =
branches, then the more you explore, the more you know the branches you
want to explore. no path is better or worse except perhaps where goals
are involved: the knowledge of medicine is valuable to someone who has a
goal to be a doctor.

Put some grease on that wrench, monkey.