Re: virus: The other

Brett Lane Robertson (
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 13:25:29 -0500

It's not mechanical tools per say, it's
verifiable tools that matter. mathematics is a good example of a non
mechanical tool. Unless you can demonstrate a tool with a very high
accuracy rate that is not based upon empirical and objective data, i see
no reason to go that direction. As I have stated repeatedly, without
evidence, there is no reason to take anything seriously, includeing the
evidence choosing method itself. (Sodom)


I assume the mind is both "varifiable" and has "a very high accuracy rate".
In fact, to assume otherwise is to say that in the final analysis--whether
confirming math, or a more physically "mechanical" tools--the mind, if
subject to inaccuracy and being non-varifiable, cannot be trusted to
interpret "empirical and objective data". Further, I assume the mind to be
the *most easily* varified tool (even when turned upon itself) it is a
tool which is under constant modification and revision...improvement, if you
will...and it is a tool which *everyone* is trained to use from an early age.



"Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a
funeral? It is because we are not the person involved"

Mark Twain