RE: virus: Why people cling to faith

Zloduska (
Sat, 30 Jan 1999 03:50:20 -0600

Wade wrote:

>>what transpired on this notorious episode of Oprah?
>Richard peddled thousands of books, and said the following-
>"Consciousness is where it's at, Oprah."

Hey, Richard has two turntables and a microphone!

Well, I'll take your word for it since Richard doesn't appear to be offering any comments in his own defense.

Seriously though, it's funny that Oprah Winfrey off all people would concern herself with tackling something as evasive to her as 'consciousness' or awareness. I doubt I'm the only person who thinks that the audience and home-viewers failed to grasp their new E-Z Intro to Consciousness. In a world of make-believe to begin with, this ain't that simple.

>The Aristotle thing came around through the logic/communication thread. I
>contend that the Poetics is a valid analysis of a visceral creative (and
>logical) structure within dramatic (and other) forms, Richard says some
>other guy says it ain't.

My observation is that Philosophy has always been two old guys trying to disprove each other anyway. ;-)