Re: [Slate] American Religious fervor, by the numbers

Tom Whore (
Thu, 1 Jul 1999 22:15:59 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Tim Byars wrote:

--]So you're saying that big bad Satan makes the Volcano erupt? That the
--]Prince of Darkness causes the floods?
--]wow, whatever works for you.

This is a tad bit of a reduction to aburdity, which is fine by me, but
still it collapses the grain of the topic a bit too much.

Cause and effects are stil mostly , at the root of things, faith. Sur we
can grasp a certian range of things, but go a step below or above and we
are still making leaps of faith and educated gusses. Weather systems,
quantum particulars, the price of net based stock......

Wether go the unkown so go the leap. Not to take a Pomo view and say this
is outsude a value judgement, but the particular values of good and !good
are up for grabs in these spaces.

Is it a good thing or an evil thing that certian particle can collide and
produce enough raditation to kill off a whole planet?

Depends ont he application is my leap of guesing.

Anyway, straying from the point but saving face at the last moment I will
wrap this bit up by reminding folks of the AC Clarke quote about magic...

"there are more things in heaven and earth , cobraboy, than are dreamt of
in your philosophies"

[please to meet you, hope you guessed my name]

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