Re: virus: Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.

Eric Boyd (
Sun, 14 Mar 1999 20:04:23 -0500


Reed Konsler <> writes: <<
Maybe the alternative is oblivion. Maybe the beast is really a beauty. It depends on your point of view.

In the proper sense, the beast ("faith") can have it's good sides, or it's pretty moods, but I suspect it always... there is a very dark side to faith, much more destructive than they dark side of reason (in my estimation).

I had the same experience. Most people are people people. If you aren't talking about people or to people, you have a hard time maintaining their interest. People are more important than ideas.

Well, I guess that marks me off from the crowd them. I am certainly not a "people person". People are more important than ideas. Probably true. I'll admit, however, that it's alien to me. There is a gem here that I'll have to think about a while.

But that ball never goes anywhere. I'd rather build a set of gyroscopes inside the first two balls such that when the bottom one rolls, the top one counter-rotates in exact response. Then give the system a little nudge and it will roll, upright, along the path. Sure, it's unstable in principle...but it moves.

That would be interesting. But is *inherent* instability in your belief set a possible human condition? (i.e. can a human mind maintain cognitive dissonance on a permanent basis?) Let's not loose ourselves in the metaphor!