RE: virus: Scientists and Philosophers

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 11:50:55 -0500

>I think faith is more conscious, like, I have faith in my ability to succeed
>and I'm not going to question it.

Because you have the empirical knowledge that you _have_ succeeded. Yes? What if you didn't have the empirical knowledge of <success>? Would you be capable of maintaining this <faith> that you could? How would you know?

This is the (IMHO) basic fraud of <faith>, and why it is a pale simulacrum of knowledge, and should be banished forever from the learning curricula of human experience, and should also be thrown out of any toolbox of any <educator>.

Wade T. Smith