Re: virus: Technology (was manifest science)

Dylan Durst (
Thu, 3 Jun 1999 19:52:32 -0700 (PDT)

> I think that it's not a matter of belief, but of knowledge. Free
> (though not absolutely free) will is exercised by all of us, every day.
> As Maurice Merleau-Ponty says in THE PHENOMENOLOGY OF
> PERCEPTION (p. 442), "The rationalist's dilemma: either the free
> act is impossible, or it is not - either the event originates in me or
> is imposed on me from outside, does not apply to our relations with
> the world and with our past. Our freedom does not destroy our
> situation, but gears itself to it."

If that is a way of saying that it is irrelivant, then I agree. But I only agree when looking at my own choices. I say that everything we do is a product of our environment. I say that evolution is a proccess of our environment ("evolution; it just is"). 'Technology' (whatever we came out with a definition to be) and our tools are just more of the same proccess.