Re: virus: Scientists and Philosophers

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 9 Feb 1999 23:31:39 -0500


Richard Brodie <>:

3. It's a difference of degree. Faith is more like not wanting to look at evidence; the issue is closed in other words. This can be extremely useful in human ventures such as marriage.

WHAT! I don't know what kind of relationship you like, Brodie, but I can't see how an ostrich approach is going to be useful. Are you seriously claiming that, given evidence, it is useful in a marriage to "not want to look at it"?

Useful how?