Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 20 Nov 1997 09:47:15 -0800 (PST)

On Fri, 14 Nov 1997, Wade T.Smith wrote:

> I am arguing, in this flip manner, against the word 'love' and 'exist'
> being used in the same sentence. (And in the same paragraph with
> 'creative' and 'universe'....)
> While I feel that I have felt love, this is a tenuous existence, if it is
> any sort of existence at all. The state of hormonal activation is well
> known, as are many of the agents of the euphoria often induced, and of
> the melancholia also.
> The fact is, the universe _is_. We are well on a way to understanding
> some of the immense history of what is here, no thanks to faith or
> theology, thenk yew veddy much.
> Love is confusion, anyway.

No truer words were ever uttered. Long live confusion!

But I wonder, why is "the universe" in one category and feelings,
thoughts, emotions and whatnot in another? Where do these things come
from if not from the interaction of some of the same physical "stuffs" as
the rest of the universe?

-Prof. Tim