Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Fri, 14 Nov 1997 15:22:37 -0700

At 01:44 PM 11/14/97 -0800, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>Only if the artist kept insisting that he would be able communicate his
>viewers better if we just got rid of all those math folks calculators.
>There just a crutch, you know.

"Computers are useless. They only give you answers." - Picasso

It is a humorous quote, but it shows only that Picasso didn't have
a clue about computers. Maybe I don't have a clue about faith. Please
enlighten me. :)

>> Then why criticize me for not teaching people to be kinder or more
>> creative? That doesn't mean I don't think it is important, it
>> *only* means I don't know how. I will gladly support anyone who
>> does know how.
>Even if they employ <faith> to do it?

Hey, you set me up! :-) No, I wouldn't support them if there was
another way to teach kindness and creativity because one shouldn't
make a tradeoff unless one is forced to. Are you suggesting that
rationality, kindness and creativity are somehow mutually exclusive?
If so, please elaborate.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus