Re: virus: Scientists and Philosophers

Norene Cashen (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 21:02:05 -0500

Richard Brodie wrote:
> Norene wrote:
> <<Were you just challenging me to check out some research before I threw
> around ideas? I'll file that meme with the others.>>
> I don't think you are remembering the conversation accurately. I would never
> say that emotional response was not important for learning. I did say that
> love of the subject, while wonderful, is rare and not necessary for
> learning. In fact, we learn all kinds of irrelevant and harmful things all
> the time without loving them.

I see.
> << So do I have to live
> in this kind of witty state of self-consciousness, always one step
> removed from what I'm really thinking in order to understand what I'm
> really thinking and why I'm thinking it? You tell me. >>
> No, you don't have to.

Of course I didn't have to. But I think I might start anyway.

Confusion now hath made his masterpiece!
William Shakespeare (Macbeth)