Re: virus: Saints

Wade T.Smith (
Thu, 4 Dec 97 19:04:36 -0500

>one:I'm not sure, but they named Darwin as one of thier saints.
>How could you pack more information into a single statement?


Good point. (And as one who usually insists that the largest amount of
information be processed in as few words as possible, again, hmmmm....)

The problem being, of course, that 'saintliness' is in general parlance
copulating with holiness and miracles, and the pimps are the pope and his
various sugar-daddies.

1.a. Theology. A person officially recognized, especially by
canonization, as being entitled to public veneration and capable of
interceding for people on earth. b. A person who has died and gone to

How about anti-saints?

Then there is- 2. An extremely virtuous person.

Hmmm. An extremely virion person?

Of course, as Robin and I seem to concur- (and as practically all my
cultural heroes are dead- Thank the Random Quanta for Gould and Burke...)
I also tend to avoid attaching any 'holiness' even to my heroes. Yet
there are certainly examples of persons well worth all efforts to

But- how personal does this become? My list includes John Cage, Bucky
Fuller, Sappho, Einstein, Henry Moore, Lewis Carroll, Isaac Asimov, Ray
Bradbury, the Marquis de Sade, Aristotle, Salvador Dali, and I'm nodding
more and more in the direction of Hugh Hefner....

Then again, we can get Brett to graph and iconize the whole set of
lists.... That should yield some consensus, even if only he ever
understands it.

(Take it easy, Brett, I love ya, you know....)

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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