Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 12:58:09 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, Wade T.Smith wrote:

> But do episodes of these emotive responses _produce_ happiness? That is
> where I need to see the evidence. (I am more apt to see murder and mayhem
> there.)

Love is seldom rational. (Although I must admit, it frequently comes with
its own share of mayhem to boot!)

> Do the Prof and I concur that it is the balance of the urges and the
> reason that makes the superior human animal, while disagreeing about the
> importance of the urges insofar as knowledge is concerned?

I do believe so. I might even go so far as to speculate that we could be
closer than you think on the "importance" question as well. It seems like
a question not of relative importance, but rather one of utility to a
given task.

-Prof. Tim

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