Date: Fri 22 Nov 2002 - 18:49:13 GMT
> >You're talking attitude engineering and self-programmed control;
> >Richard Brodie is deeply into this, and he has some good points to
> >make - my only problem with his position is that he seems to value
> >comforting lies over unsettling truths, and I would rather be a
> >Socrates unsatisfied than a satisfied newage white-light fluffybunny
> >(not that I am imputing either of those positions to you). For me,
> >on a deeper level, knowing is more important than feeling good, if
> >they must come into conflict.
> Yes, I think the deep pleasure of knowledge and the Socratic
> examination is really the Good, rather than "feeling good" on an
> ephemeral level. I agree that it's never a 100% smooth cruise. But
> right now I have slept 9 hours out of the past 102 hours, and I don't
> know what that's doing to my memes, but it isn't very pretty.
Get some shut-eye, and return refreshed.
> >I heartily recommend the following site to you; it is maintained by
> >those who have rejected the more violently virulent memes that can be
> >constructed from the material that Islam provides.
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