virus: Re: virus-digest V3 #42

Reed Konsler (
Sat, 13 Feb 1999 14:21:15 -0500

>Date: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 23:19:54 -0800
>From: "Tim Rhodes" <>
>Subject: Re: virus: Studying Science
>Reed wrote:
>> I'm surprised you think that you can predict what I do or don't
>> see and intend.
>Wow! Deja vu! Sounds like something Kristee said, doesn't it? Maybe
>you're just experiencing cognative dissonace here, Reed? "There are two
>possible courses of action open for you at this point..." ;-)
>- -Prof. Tim

I was aware of the irony when I wrote it. It was honest: I was surprised. You're right, though. Now is the time for me to think about it. In truth, I really like the philosophy of science. I still have gripes with it sometimes. My preliminary suspicion is that I agree more with KMO than I do with myself about the issue.

It would be particularly ironic for me to claim I was perfect, wouldn't it? A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds.

It's not a question of being right or wrong, it's about weather you're pushing an argument becuase you believe in it, or becuase you're afraid of loosing or covetous of winning, don't you think?


  Reed Konsler