Re: virus: Scientists and Philosophers

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 12 Feb 1999 22:58:22 -0800

This really isn't worth my time, but hopefully it's worth yours. Eric, you wrote:

>I fail to see how your inability to communicate your point leads to
>that conclusion. I've forgotten what your original comment to me was,
>but if you can rememeber, I'm still interested in replying.

(sigh) Okay, normally I never tell the same joke twice, but for you, I'll make an exception. Maybe if I add some stage instructions you'll get it. You said:

>> My problem is that is not what Richard
>>said. He said one should not want to look at the *evidence*,
>>presumably of some event[s] that would upset you (and the marriage).
>>I think it would be far better to examine, understand and forgive.
>>(the axiom is that if they've been cheating, it's cause your not
>>living up to your half of the bargain; and should therefore find out
>>what's wrong so you can fix it!)

(Tim, hands high on his hips, looking over his shoulder, in his best Ru Paul voice replies:)

>It always has to be about _you_, doesn't it, Eric?

(Que laughtrack)

Living such a serious life must be taxing on you, my friend. Put your rationality on the shelf and snicker at the world every now and then. For your own sake. There's nothing so tragic a bowl of Cap'n Crunch and an hour of Scooby Doo can't make a little better.

(Or maybe I just don't know how to tell a joke...)

-Prof. Tim