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  • nick a
    I m ~a bit~ out of context.... Back in the 70 s they were *recommending* that professors and medical doctors take LSD.... The dose sizes back then were usually
    Message 1 of 27 , Jul 1, 2002
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      I'm ~a bit~ out of context....

      Back in the 70's they were *recommending* that professors and medical
      doctors take LSD.... The dose sizes back then were usually much much larger
      than the ones people generally take today.

      Being on LSD is kind of like the schizophrenic experience. I'm actually
      going to school to be a psyhciatrist... I believe if you want to really
      understand people you need to experience not only the sicknesses they have,
      but the means they must endure in order to be cured.... Many will never
      touch a psychoactive drug, while others will take just as many as their
      patients... Any thoughts on this?

      In europe group psycholytic therapy is pretty common.. The therapist(s) will
      take LSD, MDMA, etc with the patients and take notes of their medatative (or
      otherwise) therapy sessions..

      Also, what do you mean Bill, by
      "The religious fanatic seems much like the schizophrenic when his rapture
      destroys his reality base."

      Who's rapture? The religious fanatic's? Or the schizophrenic's? Or both?
      How do hallucinations "draw people away"??


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Bill Harris" <valleywestdental@...>
      To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 1:47 PM
      Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


      > Charles, Nice. Plato had something over Socrates, Danceaerobics are
      certainly preferable to hemlock. Endorphins are supposedly much better
      anesthetics than opiates. I think Madison Avenue is responsible for much of
      our bodily image obsession.
      > My wife and I followed our viewing of Beautiful Mind with a reviewing of
      Stigmata. She asked me if the religious experience was not much like the
      schizoid break in Beautiful Mind. I think not, It is more akin to what you
      describe as mystical relaxation. Yet a retreat to religious experience for
      comfort does rival the running away to the pleasant that the protagonist
      experienced in his initial delusions. He wanted to be a spy hero and his
      very facile mind repeatedly allowed the experience. The religious fanatic
      seems much like the schizophrenic when his rapture destroys his reality
      base. It is that step I have not taken, to the place of visual and auditory
      hallucinations that draws people away , forever.
      > Chasing the dragon with drugs is the same dangerous game. I think bookdoc
      understands more than I where this line is drawn and how to cope with the
      temptation to cross. I suspect you also know more than you would wish to
      explain. For me I will repeat my advice to Elisabeth to myself. My god will
      have to suffice for me. Thanks for the peek , Bill
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Charles
      > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 3:13 PM
      > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
      >
      >
      > Bill,
      >
      > Your post remainds me somehow of the ideal
      > "Republic" in which Plato recomends the use
      > of gymnastics
      > and music as the ideal combination for a
      > healthy life. Likewise, I practice and enjoy
      > this variation as being
      > more practical and less dangerous than
      > meditation or hypnosis. The brain seems to
      > release a sort of narcotic
      > substance that increases the pleasure of
      > strong physical activities. What I still
      > don't understand is
      > this contemporary obsession with health and
      > beauty in the individuals which I consider
      > out of reach and
      > impossible; time is unforgiven in this
      > respect.
      >
      > In any case, meditation, contemplation or
      > hypnosis, things with which I am not too
      > familiar, and are always
      > controversial, seem to lead the mind into a
      > state of mystical relaxation which borders on
      > the threshold of
      > an unconscious religious belief, and in
      > which, the participating subject, with
      > perhaps the aid of supernatural
      > entities, aspires to become God himself, or
      > Nature, in order to avoid the inevitable and
      > general problems
      > of existence (anxiety, anguish, despair...)
      > by the use of a tranquilizing technique with
      > spiritualistic goals
      > based on ancient reports of religious
      > ecstasy and religious trance. Knowing that in
      > this life, no matter what
      > we do, there are always more pains to endure
      > than pleasures to enjoy, I prefer to remain
      > at the common
      > sense level and bear the consequences of a
      > hopeless redemption. Why is it that it is
      > precisely that what
      > we don't have is what we think is going to
      > make us happy? Most people are always trying
      > to avoid the
      > daily problems of existence by making the
      > unwanted use of opportunistic quacks who
      > allege, for example,
      > that they can enhance the performance of an
      > athlete or cure otherwise hopeless diseases.
      > Mind you the
      > dangerous possible outcomes.
      >
      > Charles
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "Bill Harris"
      > <valleywestdental@...>
      > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 11:05 AM
      > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
      >
      >
      > Charles , I use a variant of meditation.
      > While riding my bike or Nordic skiing, the
      > rhythm of the physical activity allows me an
      > altered state of mental relaxation. I could
      > liken it to decrementing a computer disk
      > drive. I find the coactivity helps remove
      > distraction. I am just busy enough to not
      > notice distractions that would interfere with
      > silent meditation. An ethical hypnotherapist
      > is probable not financially possible for
      > most people. I would never use non
      > professional, unlicensed people for hypnosis.
      > I will not go into the possible dangers but
      > they are numerous. Running could serve as a
      > framework for the relaxation technique I use.
      > Swimming might also work. By using this
      > technique you relax the mind and exercise the
      > body simultaneously. Miles seem to slip by
      > and the physical discomforts of the exercise
      > regime are lessened. I find long, flat spaces
      > work best and I use a bike computer to
      > monitor speed, gear and revolutions which
      > helps keep me at a steady state. It is a very
      > relaxing experience and at the end I feel
      > defragged. I came upon it accidentally when
      > I lost track of several odometer registered
      > miles. Bill
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Charles
      > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002 10:05 PM
      > Subject: [existlist] Chivas
      >
      >
      > "On re-reading I thought my post rather
      > awful. It might have been the
      > Chivas that made my post sound clever at
      > the
      > time"
      >
      > If I were you, which I am not or which I
      > may
      > be, I would stick with the
      > Chivas, to answer laimly questions (to give
      > sound answers) and
      > nothing to conceal. It is an absolute event
      > which comes to us by means of being clear
      > and
      > which without being clear, is constantly
      > and
      > eternaly sustained by being clear.
      >
      > "That is HELP, especially when you are
      > looking to do a non-creative task".
      >
      > Hence we understand that by questioning
      > different minds, without any conductive
      > thread, we could not find different
      > treatments (I doubt it would be possible to
      > dislike sex) meditation is only a postulate
      > in which a process of detachment is more
      > like
      > a complete activity of flight which
      > operates
      > on bare foot (a relaxing of not wearing
      > shoes).
      >
      > M. I. Clear
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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      > been removed]
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    • elbookdoc
      ... That s the pot calling the nail a fastener! I guess
      Message 2 of 27 , Jul 2, 2002
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        --- In existlist@y..., "Bill Harris" <valleywestdental@q...> wrote:
        <<The religious fanatic seems much like the schizophrenic when his
        rapture destroys his reality base.>>

        That's the pot calling the nail a fastener!

        I guess where I am extreme is that you take this one step further.
        You believe in lots-o-shit for no good reason.

        What if any belief is fanatic rapture?

        preci piss
        --------------------------------------
      • Bill Harris
        Nick, I was in Mexico and saw old women walking on their bloody knees for miles. They were chanting and praying, oblivious to their pain. The center isle of
        Message 3 of 27 , Jul 2, 2002
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          Nick, I was in Mexico and saw old women walking on their bloody knees for miles. They were chanting and praying, oblivious to their pain. The center isle of the church which was their destination was a bloody mess. It was obvious they were in a transcendental mind set. It is not uncommen to see individuals so enraptured with religion, mixed with datura or pyote, that they lose touch with common life. They must be fed and cared for by others but are revered as holy people. I was aware of one case where such a person allowed himself to be crucified. He is now revered locally as a saint. This is pathologic behavour, perhaps not scizophrenic. These people have been drawn away from the real world into a mystical existance which causes them harm. The psychatrist who takes psycotropic drugs to aid his patients I would put in a different class. Yet if this behavour causes his life to degrade to uselessness, what has he accomplished. How is he different from the Mexican martyrs? When a person destroys himself for substances or causes where does faith and heroism end and addiction and fanaticism begin? Bill
          ----- Original Message -----
          From: nick a
          To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
          Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 12:46 AM
          Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


          I'm ~a bit~ out of context....

          Back in the 70's they were *recommending* that professors and medical
          doctors take LSD.... The dose sizes back then were usually much much larger
          than the ones people generally take today.

          Being on LSD is kind of like the schizophrenic experience. I'm actually
          going to school to be a psyhciatrist... I believe if you want to really
          understand people you need to experience not only the sicknesses they have,
          but the means they must endure in order to be cured.... Many will never
          touch a psychoactive drug, while others will take just as many as their
          patients... Any thoughts on this?

          In europe group psycholytic therapy is pretty common.. The therapist(s) will
          take LSD, MDMA, etc with the patients and take notes of their medatative (or
          otherwise) therapy sessions..

          Also, what do you mean Bill, by
          "The religious fanatic seems much like the schizophrenic when his rapture
          destroys his reality base."

          Who's rapture? The religious fanatic's? Or the schizophrenic's? Or both?
          How do hallucinations "draw people away"??


          ----- Original Message -----
          From: "Bill Harris" <valleywestdental@...>
          To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
          Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 1:47 PM
          Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


          > Charles, Nice. Plato had something over Socrates, Danceaerobics are
          certainly preferable to hemlock. Endorphins are supposedly much better
          anesthetics than opiates. I think Madison Avenue is responsible for much of
          our bodily image obsession.
          > My wife and I followed our viewing of Beautiful Mind with a reviewing of
          Stigmata. She asked me if the religious experience was not much like the
          schizoid break in Beautiful Mind. I think not, It is more akin to what you
          describe as mystical relaxation. Yet a retreat to religious experience for
          comfort does rival the running away to the pleasant that the protagonist
          experienced in his initial delusions. He wanted to be a spy hero and his
          very facile mind repeatedly allowed the experience. The religious fanatic
          seems much like the schizophrenic when his rapture destroys his reality
          base. It is that step I have not taken, to the place of visual and auditory
          hallucinations that draws people away , forever.
          > Chasing the dragon with drugs is the same dangerous game. I think bookdoc
          understands more than I where this line is drawn and how to cope with the
          temptation to cross. I suspect you also know more than you would wish to
          explain. For me I will repeat my advice to Elisabeth to myself. My god will
          have to suffice for me. Thanks for the peek , Bill
          > ----- Original Message -----
          > From: Charles
          > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
          > Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 3:13 PM
          > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
          >
          >
          > Bill,
          >
          > Your post remainds me somehow of the ideal
          > "Republic" in which Plato recomends the use
          > of gymnastics
          > and music as the ideal combination for a
          > healthy life. Likewise, I practice and enjoy
          > this variation as being
          > more practical and less dangerous than
          > meditation or hypnosis. The brain seems to
          > release a sort of narcotic
          > substance that increases the pleasure of
          > strong physical activities. What I still
          > don't understand is
          > this contemporary obsession with health and
          > beauty in the individuals which I consider
          > out of reach and
          > impossible; time is unforgiven in this
          > respect.
          >
          > In any case, meditation, contemplation or
          > hypnosis, things with which I am not too
          > familiar, and are always
          > controversial, seem to lead the mind into a
          > state of mystical relaxation which borders on
          > the threshold of
          > an unconscious religious belief, and in
          > which, the participating subject, with
          > perhaps the aid of supernatural
          > entities, aspires to become God himself, or
          > Nature, in order to avoid the inevitable and
          > general problems
          > of existence (anxiety, anguish, despair...)
          > by the use of a tranquilizing technique with
          > spiritualistic goals
          > based on ancient reports of religious
          > ecstasy and religious trance. Knowing that in
          > this life, no matter what
          > we do, there are always more pains to endure
          > than pleasures to enjoy, I prefer to remain
          > at the common
          > sense level and bear the consequences of a
          > hopeless redemption. Why is it that it is
          > precisely that what
          > we don't have is what we think is going to
          > make us happy? Most people are always trying
          > to avoid the
          > daily problems of existence by making the
          > unwanted use of opportunistic quacks who
          > allege, for example,
          > that they can enhance the performance of an
          > athlete or cure otherwise hopeless diseases.
          > Mind you the
          > dangerous possible outcomes.
          >
          > Charles
          >
          >
          > ----- Original Message -----
          > From: "Bill Harris"
          > <valleywestdental@...>
          > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
          > Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 11:05 AM
          > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
          >
          >
          > Charles , I use a variant of meditation.
          > While riding my bike or Nordic skiing, the
          > rhythm of the physical activity allows me an
          > altered state of mental relaxation. I could
          > liken it to decrementing a computer disk
          > drive. I find the coactivity helps remove
          > distraction. I am just busy enough to not
          > notice distractions that would interfere with
          > silent meditation. An ethical hypnotherapist
          > is probable not financially possible for
          > most people. I would never use non
          > professional, unlicensed people for hypnosis.
          > I will not go into the possible dangers but
          > they are numerous. Running could serve as a
          > framework for the relaxation technique I use.
          > Swimming might also work. By using this
          > technique you relax the mind and exercise the
          > body simultaneously. Miles seem to slip by
          > and the physical discomforts of the exercise
          > regime are lessened. I find long, flat spaces
          > work best and I use a bike computer to
          > monitor speed, gear and revolutions which
          > helps keep me at a steady state. It is a very
          > relaxing experience and at the end I feel
          > defragged. I came upon it accidentally when
          > I lost track of several odometer registered
          > miles. Bill
          > ----- Original Message -----
          > From: Charles
          > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
          > Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002 10:05 PM
          > Subject: [existlist] Chivas
          >
          >
          > "On re-reading I thought my post rather
          > awful. It might have been the
          > Chivas that made my post sound clever at
          > the
          > time"
          >
          > If I were you, which I am not or which I
          > may
          > be, I would stick with the
          > Chivas, to answer laimly questions (to give
          > sound answers) and
          > nothing to conceal. It is an absolute event
          > which comes to us by means of being clear
          > and
          > which without being clear, is constantly
          > and
          > eternaly sustained by being clear.
          >
          > "That is HELP, especially when you are
          > looking to do a non-creative task".
          >
          > Hence we understand that by questioning
          > different minds, without any conductive
          > thread, we could not find different
          > treatments (I doubt it would be possible to
          > dislike sex) meditation is only a postulate
          > in which a process of detachment is more
          > like
          > a complete activity of flight which
          > operates
          > on bare foot (a relaxing of not wearing
          > shoes).
          >
          > M. I. Clear
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          >
          > [Non-text portions of this message have
          > been removed]
          >
          >
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        • Bill Harris
          Bookdoc, that is where I really think it rests. If you have made the leap of faith you have thrown yourself into the unknowable world of the metaphysical. For
          Message 4 of 27 , Jul 2, 2002
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            Bookdoc, that is where I really think it rests. If you have made the leap of faith you have thrown yourself into the unknowable world of the metaphysical. For seven years I climbed mountains so I went to see Sylvester Stillones "Cliff Hanger" . In climbing the safest position is to have both hands and both feet supporting you on the rock face. Every time you move an appendage you increase your risk. If you move your hand you check the new hand hold to be sure it is stable and supportive before you transfer weight to the new anchor. The same goes for your foot rests. That is the safe and reasonable way up a face. Sly however preferred to leap from place to place. he had no idea if his intended landing spots were supportive or if the leap itself would be successful. I think you get my point.
            You have changed my view as to the ultimate reason for being rationally based or faith based. There is none. It is nothing more than a personal choice we make. Some think it best to take the leap some do not, some think the whole thing absurd. Bill
            ----- Original Message -----
            From: elbookdoc
            To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
            Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 8:08 AM
            Subject: [existlist] Re: Chivas and other gods


            --- In existlist@y..., "Bill Harris" <valleywestdental@q...> wrote:
            <<The religious fanatic seems much like the schizophrenic when his
            rapture destroys his reality base.>>

            That's the pot calling the nail a fastener!

            I guess where I am extreme is that you take this one step further.
            You believe in lots-o-shit for no good reason.

            What if any belief is fanatic rapture?

            preci piss
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          • Bill Harris
            Bookdoc, The big bang was an energy phenomenon. Because of the extreme temperatures present all matter, even the most fundamental, was fused and reduced to
            Message 5 of 27 , Jul 2, 2002
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              Bookdoc, The big bang was an energy phenomenon. Because of the extreme temperatures present all matter, even the most fundamental, was fused and reduced to pure energy. This energy was manifest as extreme temperature. Since then matter coalesced to the determent of energy. The Hubble constant says the universe will continue to expand, growing colder and more dim. More and more matter will be bound up in super massive black holes. Finally we are left with only gravity and matter. That is an absurd condition that could only result in---- A big bang. Bill
              ----- Original Message -----
              From: elbookdoc
              To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
              Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 8:08 AM
              Subject: [existlist] Re: Chivas and other gods


              --- In existlist@y..., "Bill Harris" <valleywestdental@q...> wrote:
              <<The religious fanatic seems much like the schizophrenic when his
              rapture destroys his reality base.>>

              That's the pot calling the nail a fastener!

              I guess where I am extreme is that you take this one step further.
              You believe in lots-o-shit for no good reason.

              What if any belief is fanatic rapture?

              preci piss
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            • nick a
              Okay. I wasn t current on that thread, but the tone seemed a bit peculiar to me, and I just wanted to get some opinions clarified... :-) (I think) Now it
              Message 6 of 27 , Jul 2, 2002
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                Okay. I wasn't current on that thread, but the tone seemed a bit peculiar
                to me, and I just wanted to get some opinions clarified... :-)

                (I think)

                Now it makes sense...

                ----- Original Message -----
                From: "Bill Harris" <valleywestdental@...>
                To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 8:10 AM
                Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                > Nick, I was in Mexico and saw old women walking on their bloody knees for
                miles. They were chanting and praying, oblivious to their pain. The center
                isle of the church which was their destination was a bloody mess. It was
                obvious they were in a transcendental mind set. It is not uncommen to see
                individuals so enraptured with religion, mixed with datura or pyote, that
                they lose touch with common life. They must be fed and cared for by others
                but are revered as holy people. I was aware of one case where such a person
                allowed himself to be crucified. He is now revered locally as a saint. This
                is pathologic behavour, perhaps not scizophrenic. These people have been
                drawn away from the real world into a mystical existance which causes them
                harm. The psychatrist who takes psycotropic drugs to aid his patients I
                would put in a different class. Yet if this behavour causes his life to
                degrade to uselessness, what has he accomplished. How is he different from
                the Mexican martyrs? When a person destroys himself for substances or
                causes where does faith and heroism end and addiction and fanaticism
                begin? Bill
                > ----- Original Message -----
                > From: nick a
                > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                > Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 12:46 AM
                > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                >
                >
                > I'm ~a bit~ out of context....
                >
                > Back in the 70's they were *recommending* that professors and medical
                > doctors take LSD.... The dose sizes back then were usually much much
                larger
                > than the ones people generally take today.
                >
                > Being on LSD is kind of like the schizophrenic experience. I'm actually
                > going to school to be a psyhciatrist... I believe if you want to really
                > understand people you need to experience not only the sicknesses they
                have,
                > but the means they must endure in order to be cured.... Many will never
                > touch a psychoactive drug, while others will take just as many as their
                > patients... Any thoughts on this?
                >
                > In europe group psycholytic therapy is pretty common.. The therapist(s)
                will
                > take LSD, MDMA, etc with the patients and take notes of their medatative
                (or
                > otherwise) therapy sessions..
                >
                > Also, what do you mean Bill, by
                > "The religious fanatic seems much like the schizophrenic when his
                rapture
                > destroys his reality base."
                >
                > Who's rapture? The religious fanatic's? Or the schizophrenic's? Or
                both?
                > How do hallucinations "draw people away"??
                >
                >
                > ----- Original Message -----
                > From: "Bill Harris" <valleywestdental@...>
                > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                > Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 1:47 PM
                > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                >
                >
                > > Charles, Nice. Plato had something over Socrates, Danceaerobics are
                > certainly preferable to hemlock. Endorphins are supposedly much better
                > anesthetics than opiates. I think Madison Avenue is responsible for
                much of
                > our bodily image obsession.
                > > My wife and I followed our viewing of Beautiful Mind with a reviewing
                of
                > Stigmata. She asked me if the religious experience was not much like
                the
                > schizoid break in Beautiful Mind. I think not, It is more akin to what
                you
                > describe as mystical relaxation. Yet a retreat to religious experience
                for
                > comfort does rival the running away to the pleasant that the protagonist
                > experienced in his initial delusions. He wanted to be a spy hero and his
                > very facile mind repeatedly allowed the experience. The religious
                fanatic
                > seems much like the schizophrenic when his rapture destroys his reality
                > base. It is that step I have not taken, to the place of visual and
                auditory
                > hallucinations that draws people away , forever.
                > > Chasing the dragon with drugs is the same dangerous game. I think
                bookdoc
                > understands more than I where this line is drawn and how to cope with
                the
                > temptation to cross. I suspect you also know more than you would wish
                to
                > explain. For me I will repeat my advice to Elisabeth to myself. My god
                will
                > have to suffice for me. Thanks for the peek , Bill
                > > ----- Original Message -----
                > > From: Charles
                > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                > > Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 3:13 PM
                > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                > >
                > >
                > > Bill,
                > >
                > > Your post remainds me somehow of the ideal
                > > "Republic" in which Plato recomends the use
                > > of gymnastics
                > > and music as the ideal combination for a
                > > healthy life. Likewise, I practice and enjoy
                > > this variation as being
                > > more practical and less dangerous than
                > > meditation or hypnosis. The brain seems to
                > > release a sort of narcotic
                > > substance that increases the pleasure of
                > > strong physical activities. What I still
                > > don't understand is
                > > this contemporary obsession with health and
                > > beauty in the individuals which I consider
                > > out of reach and
                > > impossible; time is unforgiven in this
                > > respect.
                > >
                > > In any case, meditation, contemplation or
                > > hypnosis, things with which I am not too
                > > familiar, and are always
                > > controversial, seem to lead the mind into a
                > > state of mystical relaxation which borders on
                > > the threshold of
                > > an unconscious religious belief, and in
                > > which, the participating subject, with
                > > perhaps the aid of supernatural
                > > entities, aspires to become God himself, or
                > > Nature, in order to avoid the inevitable and
                > > general problems
                > > of existence (anxiety, anguish, despair...)
                > > by the use of a tranquilizing technique with
                > > spiritualistic goals
                > > based on ancient reports of religious
                > > ecstasy and religious trance. Knowing that in
                > > this life, no matter what
                > > we do, there are always more pains to endure
                > > than pleasures to enjoy, I prefer to remain
                > > at the common
                > > sense level and bear the consequences of a
                > > hopeless redemption. Why is it that it is
                > > precisely that what
                > > we don't have is what we think is going to
                > > make us happy? Most people are always trying
                > > to avoid the
                > > daily problems of existence by making the
                > > unwanted use of opportunistic quacks who
                > > allege, for example,
                > > that they can enhance the performance of an
                > > athlete or cure otherwise hopeless diseases.
                > > Mind you the
                > > dangerous possible outcomes.
                > >
                > > Charles
                > >
                > >
                > > ----- Original Message -----
                > > From: "Bill Harris"
                > > <valleywestdental@...>
                > > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                > > Sent: Monday, July 01, 2002 11:05 AM
                > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                > >
                > >
                > > Charles , I use a variant of meditation.
                > > While riding my bike or Nordic skiing, the
                > > rhythm of the physical activity allows me an
                > > altered state of mental relaxation. I could
                > > liken it to decrementing a computer disk
                > > drive. I find the coactivity helps remove
                > > distraction. I am just busy enough to not
                > > notice distractions that would interfere with
                > > silent meditation. An ethical hypnotherapist
                > > is probable not financially possible for
                > > most people. I would never use non
                > > professional, unlicensed people for hypnosis.
                > > I will not go into the possible dangers but
                > > they are numerous. Running could serve as a
                > > framework for the relaxation technique I use.
                > > Swimming might also work. By using this
                > > technique you relax the mind and exercise the
                > > body simultaneously. Miles seem to slip by
                > > and the physical discomforts of the exercise
                > > regime are lessened. I find long, flat spaces
                > > work best and I use a bike computer to
                > > monitor speed, gear and revolutions which
                > > helps keep me at a steady state. It is a very
                > > relaxing experience and at the end I feel
                > > defragged. I came upon it accidentally when
                > > I lost track of several odometer registered
                > > miles. Bill
                > > ----- Original Message -----
                > > From: Charles
                > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                > > Sent: Saturday, June 29, 2002 10:05 PM
                > > Subject: [existlist] Chivas
                > >
                > >
                > > "On re-reading I thought my post rather
                > > awful. It might have been the
                > > Chivas that made my post sound clever at
                > > the
                > > time"
                > >
                > > If I were you, which I am not or which I
                > > may
                > > be, I would stick with the
                > > Chivas, to answer laimly questions (to give
                > > sound answers) and
                > > nothing to conceal. It is an absolute event
                > > which comes to us by means of being clear
                > > and
                > > which without being clear, is constantly
                > > and
                > > eternaly sustained by being clear.
                > >
                > > "That is HELP, especially when you are
                > > looking to do a non-creative task".
                > >
                > > Hence we understand that by questioning
                > > different minds, without any conductive
                > > thread, we could not find different
                > > treatments (I doubt it would be possible to
                > > dislike sex) meditation is only a postulate
                > > in which a process of detachment is more
                > > like
                > > a complete activity of flight which
                > > operates
                > > on bare foot (a relaxing of not wearing
                > > shoes).
                > >
                > > M. I. Clear
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > >
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              • Eduard Alf
                Bill, I am not getting the emails in sequence ... :-(( Anyway, I should think that there is a fundamental difference between the religious experience that you
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                  Bill,

                  I am not getting the emails in sequence ... :-((

                  Anyway, I should think that there is a fundamental
                  difference between the religious experience that
                  you describe and simple taking of drugs. Although
                  it is probably the case that the taking of drugs
                  is more widely spread than just for the religious,
                  its use in American consumer culture is an
                  entirely different thing. Without the control of
                  religion, drug taking becomes just another
                  addiction.

                  eduard

                  -----Original Message-----
                  From: nick a [mailto:res0nthw@...]
                  Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 8:23 PM
                  To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                  Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                  Okay. I wasn't current on that thread, but the
                  tone seemed a bit peculiar
                  to me, and I just wanted to get some opinions
                  clarified... :-)

                  (I think)

                  Now it makes sense...

                  ----- Original Message -----
                  From: "Bill Harris" <valleywestdental@...>
                  To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                  Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 8:10 AM
                  Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas

                  > Nick, I was in Mexico and saw old women walking
                  on their bloody knees for
                  miles. They were chanting and praying, oblivious
                  to their pain. The center
                  isle of the church which was their destination was
                  a bloody mess. It was
                  obvious they were in a transcendental mind set.
                  It is not uncommen to see
                  individuals so enraptured with religion, mixed
                  with datura or pyote, that
                  they lose touch with common life. They must be
                  fed and cared for by others
                  but are revered as holy people. I was aware of one
                  case where such a person
                  allowed himself to be crucified. He is now revered
                  locally as a saint. This
                  is pathologic behavour, perhaps not scizophrenic.
                  These people have been
                  drawn away from the real world into a mystical
                  existance which causes them
                  harm. The psychatrist who takes psycotropic drugs
                  to aid his patients I
                  would put in a different class. Yet if this
                  behavour causes his life to
                  degrade to uselessness, what has he accomplished.
                  How is he different from
                  the Mexican martyrs? When a person destroys
                  himself for substances or
                  causes where does faith and heroism end and
                  addiction and fanaticism
                  begin? Bill
                • Bill Harris
                  Eduard, Let`s split the religion away from the drug usage, for clarity s sake. In A Childs Garden of Grass a person can be pre programmed to experience
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                    Eduard, Let`s split the religion away from the drug usage, for clarity's
                    sake. In "A Childs Garden of Grass" a person can be pre programmed to
                    experience certain pleasant sensations and thoughts during cannabis usage.
                    Let`s say a person understands potency, dosage, possible side effects,
                    duration, effects and legal implications. He knows this experience will end
                    when the duration of the drug is over. It will not change his economics, his
                    world view, nor will it impose a faith based cosmology on him for the rest
                    of his life. A decision to try the drug limits his personal freedom during
                    the time of the drugs duration. The drugs effects are finite. Religion is an
                    entirely different matter, as is methamphetamine , as is opium, as is
                    ecstasy, as is alcohol. Each mixed with any of the rest of the above
                    mentioned entities is an entirely different matter. Trying any of the above
                    mentioned entities is a serious matter, and for each the reasons are
                    different. How much of this is considered when a friend says"Smoke some of
                    this shit" ,or " Come to church with me this Sunday" . Bill
                    ----- Original Message -----
                    From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                    To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                    Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 7:57 PM
                    Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas


                    > Bill,
                    >
                    > I am not getting the emails in sequence ... :-((
                    >
                    > Anyway, I should think that there is a fundamental
                    > difference between the religious experience that
                    > you describe and simple taking of drugs. Although
                    > it is probably the case that the taking of drugs
                    > is more widely spread than just for the religious,
                    > its use in American consumer culture is an
                    > entirely different thing. Without the control of
                    > religion, drug taking becomes just another
                    > addiction.
                    >
                    > eduard
                    >
                    > -----Original Message-----
                    > From: nick a [mailto:res0nthw@...]
                    > Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 8:23 PM
                    > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                    > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                    >
                    >
                    > Okay. I wasn't current on that thread, but the
                    > tone seemed a bit peculiar
                    > to me, and I just wanted to get some opinions
                    > clarified... :-)
                    >
                    > (I think)
                    >
                    > Now it makes sense...
                    >
                    > ----- Original Message -----
                    > From: "Bill Harris" <valleywestdental@...>
                    > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                    > Sent: Tuesday, July 02, 2002 8:10 AM
                    > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                    >
                    > > Nick, I was in Mexico and saw old women walking
                    > on their bloody knees for
                    > miles. They were chanting and praying, oblivious
                    > to their pain. The center
                    > isle of the church which was their destination was
                    > a bloody mess. It was
                    > obvious they were in a transcendental mind set.
                    > It is not uncommen to see
                    > individuals so enraptured with religion, mixed
                    > with datura or pyote, that
                    > they lose touch with common life. They must be
                    > fed and cared for by others
                    > but are revered as holy people. I was aware of one
                    > case where such a person
                    > allowed himself to be crucified. He is now revered
                    > locally as a saint. This
                    > is pathologic behavour, perhaps not scizophrenic.
                    > These people have been
                    > drawn away from the real world into a mystical
                    > existance which causes them
                    > harm. The psychatrist who takes psycotropic drugs
                    > to aid his patients I
                    > would put in a different class. Yet if this
                    > behavour causes his life to
                    > degrade to uselessness, what has he accomplished.
                    > How is he different from
                    > the Mexican martyrs? When a person destroys
                    > himself for substances or
                    > causes where does faith and heroism end and
                    > addiction and fanaticism
                    > begin? Bill
                    >
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                  • Eduard Alf
                    Bill, I don t think that one can separate out religion from drugs. When drugs are used within the context of religion, there is some control. Religions have
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                      Bill,

                      I don't think that one can separate out religion
                      from drugs. When drugs are used within the
                      context of religion, there is some control.
                      Religions have used drugs for centuries, although
                      alternate means have been used for religious
                      experiences. In any case, to relate drug use in
                      the modern sense to what went on before. Today,
                      drugs are used as an escape from life, whereas
                      previously they were used to obtain a direction in
                      life.

                      eduard

                      -----Original Message-----
                      From: Bill Harris
                      [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                      Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 1:29 PM
                      To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                      Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                      Eduard, Let`s split the religion away from the
                      drug usage, for clarity's
                      sake. In "A Childs Garden of Grass" a person can
                      be pre programmed to
                      experience certain pleasant sensations and
                      thoughts during cannabis usage.
                      Let`s say a person understands potency, dosage,
                      possible side effects,
                      duration, effects and legal implications. He knows
                      this experience will end
                      when the duration of the drug is over. It will not
                      change his economics, his
                      world view, nor will it impose a faith based
                      cosmology on him for the rest
                      of his life. A decision to try the drug limits his
                      personal freedom during
                      the time of the drugs duration. The drugs effects
                      are finite. Religion is an
                      entirely different matter, as is methamphetamine ,
                      as is opium, as is
                      ecstasy, as is alcohol. Each mixed with any of the
                      rest of the above
                      mentioned entities is an entirely different
                      matter. Trying any of the above
                      mentioned entities is a serious matter, and for
                      each the reasons are
                      different. How much of this is considered when a
                      friend says"Smoke some of
                      this shit" ,or " Come to church with me this
                      Sunday" . Bill
                    • Bill Harris
                      Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill ... From: Eduard Alf To: Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 1:57 PM
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                        Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill
                        ----- Original Message -----
                        From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                        To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                        Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 1:57 PM
                        Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas


                        > Bill,
                        >
                        > I don't think that one can separate out religion
                        > from drugs. When drugs are used within the
                        > context of religion, there is some control.
                        > Religions have used drugs for centuries, although
                        > alternate means have been used for religious
                        > experiences. In any case, to relate drug use in
                        > the modern sense to what went on before. Today,
                        > drugs are used as an escape from life, whereas
                        > previously they were used to obtain a direction in
                        > life.
                        >
                        > eduard
                        >
                        > -----Original Message-----
                        > From: Bill Harris
                        > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                        > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 1:29 PM
                        > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                        > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                        >
                        >
                        > Eduard, Let`s split the religion away from the
                        > drug usage, for clarity's
                        > sake. In "A Childs Garden of Grass" a person can
                        > be pre programmed to
                        > experience certain pleasant sensations and
                        > thoughts during cannabis usage.
                        > Let`s say a person understands potency, dosage,
                        > possible side effects,
                        > duration, effects and legal implications. He knows
                        > this experience will end
                        > when the duration of the drug is over. It will not
                        > change his economics, his
                        > world view, nor will it impose a faith based
                        > cosmology on him for the rest
                        > of his life. A decision to try the drug limits his
                        > personal freedom during
                        > the time of the drugs duration. The drugs effects
                        > are finite. Religion is an
                        > entirely different matter, as is methamphetamine ,
                        > as is opium, as is
                        > ecstasy, as is alcohol. Each mixed with any of the
                        > rest of the above
                        > mentioned entities is an entirely different
                        > matter. Trying any of the above
                        > mentioned entities is a serious matter, and for
                        > each the reasons are
                        > different. How much of this is considered when a
                        > friend says"Smoke some of
                        > this shit" ,or " Come to church with me this
                        > Sunday" . Bill
                        >
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                      • Eduard Alf
                        Bill, Depends upon your point of view. The direction may be false, but then it is no better or worse than directions taken on the basis of non-religious
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                          Bill,

                          Depends upon your point of view. The direction
                          may be false, but then it is no better or worse
                          than directions taken on the basis of
                          non-religious thinking ...

                          But then I wonder about my own thinking. I am
                          sitting here in my underwear, with an iced towel
                          on my head. Wow is it ever hot here. We had 36c
                          yesterday and it is likely as much today. I am
                          not used to this weather. The way things are
                          going, perhaps I should invest in an air
                          conditioner ...

                          eduard

                          -----Original Message-----
                          From: Bill Harris
                          [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                          Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:13 PM
                          To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                          Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                          Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill
                        • Bill Harris
                          Eduard, It has been 93f here for a week. I love it. Rode 108 miles on my bike this weekend, averaged 18mph. Down here we would call you a heat pussey. Bill ...
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                            Eduard, It has been 93f here for a week. I love it. Rode 108 miles on my
                            bike this weekend, averaged 18mph. Down here we would call you a heat
                            pussey. Bill
                            ----- Original Message -----
                            From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                            To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                            Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 2:27 PM
                            Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas


                            > Bill,
                            >
                            > Depends upon your point of view. The direction
                            > may be false, but then it is no better or worse
                            > than directions taken on the basis of
                            > non-religious thinking ...
                            >
                            > But then I wonder about my own thinking. I am
                            > sitting here in my underwear, with an iced towel
                            > on my head. Wow is it ever hot here. We had 36c
                            > yesterday and it is likely as much today. I am
                            > not used to this weather. The way things are
                            > going, perhaps I should invest in an air
                            > conditioner ...
                            >
                            > eduard
                            >
                            > -----Original Message-----
                            > From: Bill Harris
                            > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                            > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:13 PM
                            > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                            > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                            >
                            >
                            > Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill
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                          • Eduard Alf
                            Dearest Bill, It is a totally different kind of heat up here. Much hotter. It has to do with quantum mechanics or something ... I am not an expert on it.
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                              Dearest Bill,

                              It is a totally different kind of heat up here.
                              Much hotter. It has to do with quantum mechanics
                              or something ... I am not an expert on it.
                              Suffice to say that it is just terrible. I think
                              I will hide in the basement ....

                              eduard



                              -----Original Message-----
                              From: Bill Harris
                              [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                              Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 5:25 PM
                              To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                              Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                              Eduard, It has been 93f here for a week. I love
                              it. Rode 108 miles on my
                              bike this weekend, averaged 18mph. Down here we
                              would call you a heat
                              pussey. Bill
                              ----- Original Message -----
                              From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                              To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                              Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 2:27 PM
                              Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas


                              > Bill,
                              >
                              > Depends upon your point of view. The direction
                              > may be false, but then it is no better or worse
                              > than directions taken on the basis of
                              > non-religious thinking ...
                              >
                              > But then I wonder about my own thinking. I am
                              > sitting here in my underwear, with an iced towel
                              > on my head. Wow is it ever hot here. We had
                              36c
                              > yesterday and it is likely as much today. I am
                              > not used to this weather. The way things are
                              > going, perhaps I should invest in an air
                              > conditioner ...
                              >
                              > eduard
                              >
                              > -----Original Message-----
                              > From: Bill Harris
                              > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                              > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:13 PM
                              > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                              > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                              >
                              >
                              > Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill
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                            • Charles
                              Eduard, Maybe your neurons are not that happy today, but I would have to agree with how annoying this kind of whether is to me too; 102F around here today,
                              Message 14 of 27 , Jul 3, 2002
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                                Eduard,

                                Maybe your neurons are not that happy today,
                                but I would have to agree with how annoying
                                this kind of
                                whether is to me too; 102F around here today,
                                nevermind the humidity. I have been on the
                                basement all
                                day long, of course with my AC on. But
                                instead of quantun mechanics, I think is has
                                more to do with "bad
                                faith" or "good faith" or "good and bad
                                faith" at the same time. According to some
                                people, this consist
                                in lying to ourselves within the unity of a
                                single consciousnes, seeking to escape the
                                responsible freedom
                                of Being-for-itself resting on a vacillation
                                between trascendence and facticity which
                                refuses to recognize
                                either one for what it really is or to
                                synthesize them. (see key to special
                                terminology in Sartre's "Being and
                                Nothingness"). I wonder what Bill thinks
                                about all this nonsense, worthless, useless,
                                trash, junk, jargon of
                                "faith".

                                By the way Bill, Do you really think or
                                believe that with the advancement of
                                knowledge in technological and
                                cosmological developments, this little
                                species of ours, for which, existence itself
                                may be just a property of its
                                being, can in any way maintain a normal
                                stability which can compensate for
                                enviromental changes and thus
                                reach happiness? Personally I believe that
                                happiness is just an empty word like justice
                                and freedom. This
                                post, for instance, is just another thing I
                                am doing being determined by previous
                                experiences. It is not my
                                choice; somehow, I think, I am being forced
                                to do it. I can't help it.

                                Charles


                                ----- Original Message -----
                                From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 7:24 PM
                                Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas


                                Dearest Bill,

                                It is a totally different kind of heat up
                                here.
                                Much hotter. It has to do with quantum
                                mechanics
                                or something ... I am not an expert on it.
                                Suffice to say that it is just terrible. I
                                think
                                I will hide in the basement ....

                                eduard



                                -----Original Message-----
                                From: Bill Harris
                                [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 5:25 PM
                                To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                                Eduard, It has been 93f here for a week. I
                                love
                                it. Rode 108 miles on my
                                bike this weekend, averaged 18mph. Down here
                                we
                                would call you a heat
                                pussey. Bill
                                ----- Original Message -----
                                From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 2:27 PM
                                Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas


                                > Bill,
                                >
                                > Depends upon your point of view. The
                                direction
                                > may be false, but then it is no better or
                                worse
                                > than directions taken on the basis of
                                > non-religious thinking ...
                                >
                                > But then I wonder about my own thinking. I
                                am
                                > sitting here in my underwear, with an iced
                                towel
                                > on my head. Wow is it ever hot here. We
                                had
                                36c
                                > yesterday and it is likely as much today.
                                I am
                                > not used to this weather. The way things
                                are
                                > going, perhaps I should invest in an air
                                > conditioner ...
                                >
                                > eduard
                                >
                                > -----Original Message-----
                                > From: Bill Harris
                                > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:13 PM
                                > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                >
                                >
                                > Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill
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                              • Eduard Alf
                                Charles, I think I would melt at 102f ... I have never encountered such a temperature. my neurons are happy ... it is just my body which is having a problem
                                Message 15 of 27 , Jul 3, 2002
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                                  Charles,

                                  I think I would melt at 102f ... I have never
                                  encountered such a temperature.

                                  my neurons are happy ... it is just my body which
                                  is having a problem ...

                                  eduard

                                  -----Original Message-----
                                  From: Charles [mailto:cvas2002@...]
                                  Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 9:49 PM
                                  To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                  Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                                  Eduard,

                                  Maybe your neurons are not that happy today,
                                  but I would have to agree with how annoying
                                  this kind of
                                  whether is to me too; 102F around here today,
                                  nevermind the humidity. I have been on the
                                  basement all
                                  day long, of course with my AC on. But
                                  instead of quantun mechanics, I think is has
                                  more to do with "bad
                                  faith" or "good faith" or "good and bad
                                  faith" at the same time. According to some
                                  people, this consist
                                  in lying to ourselves within the unity of a
                                  single consciousnes, seeking to escape the
                                  responsible freedom
                                  of Being-for-itself resting on a vacillation
                                  between trascendence and facticity which
                                  refuses to recognize
                                  either one for what it really is or to
                                  synthesize them. (see key to special
                                  terminology in Sartre's "Being and
                                  Nothingness"). I wonder what Bill thinks
                                  about all this nonsense, worthless, useless,
                                  trash, junk, jargon of
                                  "faith".

                                  By the way Bill, Do you really think or
                                  believe that with the advancement of
                                  knowledge in technological and
                                  cosmological developments, this little
                                  species of ours, for which, existence itself
                                  may be just a property of its
                                  being, can in any way maintain a normal
                                  stability which can compensate for
                                  enviromental changes and thus
                                  reach happiness? Personally I believe that
                                  happiness is just an empty word like justice
                                  and freedom. This
                                  post, for instance, is just another thing I
                                  am doing being determined by previous
                                  experiences. It is not my
                                  choice; somehow, I think, I am being forced
                                  to do it. I can't help it.

                                  Charles


                                  ----- Original Message -----
                                  From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                  To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                  Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 7:24 PM
                                  Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas


                                  Dearest Bill,

                                  It is a totally different kind of heat up
                                  here.
                                  Much hotter. It has to do with quantum
                                  mechanics
                                  or something ... I am not an expert on it.
                                  Suffice to say that it is just terrible. I
                                  think
                                  I will hide in the basement ....

                                  eduard



                                  -----Original Message-----
                                  From: Bill Harris
                                  [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                  Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 5:25 PM
                                  To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                  Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                                  Eduard, It has been 93f here for a week. I
                                  love
                                  it. Rode 108 miles on my
                                  bike this weekend, averaged 18mph. Down here
                                  we
                                  would call you a heat
                                  pussey. Bill
                                  ----- Original Message -----
                                  From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                  To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                  Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 2:27 PM
                                  Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas


                                  > Bill,
                                  >
                                  > Depends upon your point of view. The
                                  direction
                                  > may be false, but then it is no better or
                                  worse
                                  > than directions taken on the basis of
                                  > non-religious thinking ...
                                  >
                                  > But then I wonder about my own thinking. I
                                  am
                                  > sitting here in my underwear, with an iced
                                  towel
                                  > on my head. Wow is it ever hot here. We
                                  had
                                  36c
                                  > yesterday and it is likely as much today.
                                  I am
                                  > not used to this weather. The way things
                                  are
                                  > going, perhaps I should invest in an air
                                  > conditioner ...
                                  >
                                  > eduard
                                  >
                                  > -----Original Message-----
                                  > From: Bill Harris
                                  > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                  > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:13 PM
                                  > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                  > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                  >
                                  >
                                  > Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill
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                                • Bill Harris
                                  Charles, It is easy to become depressed with the situation of the species, still we have not discovered any species further evolved. I suppose we have no
                                  Message 16 of 27 , Jul 8, 2002
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                                    Charles, It is easy to become depressed with the situation of the species,
                                    still we have not discovered any species further evolved. I suppose we have
                                    no templates for comparison so predictions as to our long term survival seem
                                    pure conjecture. We do not fit in with the rest of the bio mass and our
                                    constant predilection to change exempts the species from enrolling in a
                                    stable eco-nitch. I must agree the cards seem stacked against us but
                                    retreating to tooth and claw is anything but appealing.
                                    The Western World, after the disastrous carnage of the last century,
                                    seems to be stabilizing as to population and economics. The rest of the
                                    planet is a stick and stone disaster. I really do not understand those
                                    that would have us reconsider old , failed systems of government and
                                    religion. We are to the rear march here in the US. The academy has adopted
                                    the feminist inspired, politically correct posture. It is afraid to
                                    discriminate between ideas and holds all cultural systems as equal. They
                                    have relinquished their traditional role as arbitrars of concept to the
                                    noisy, backward right wing. It is a cowardly stance for which we all pay. A
                                    singular voice like Noam Chomski seems strident in the face of the endless
                                    acquiescence of the academic community . The young are dispersed over
                                    indistinguishable generations X,Y,Z and cannot find the numbers or issues
                                    to bring new voice to bear. So it is fortress western world with the
                                    barbarians at the gates and the cowering intelligencia asking them to tea.
                                    You and I Charles will be dead before the next chos reigns. At least we said
                                    our piece. I plan to have had nice toys and good times when the terminus
                                    arrives. Few have lived as well as we do, and that is the best revenge. Bill
                                    Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                                    > Eduard,
                                    >
                                    > Maybe your neurons are not that happy today,
                                    > but I would have to agree with how annoying
                                    > this kind of
                                    > whether is to me too; 102F around here today,
                                    > nevermind the humidity. I have been on the
                                    > basement all
                                    > day long, of course with my AC on. But
                                    > instead of quantun mechanics, I think is has
                                    > more to do with "bad
                                    > faith" or "good faith" or "good and bad
                                    > faith" at the same time. According to some
                                    > people, this consist
                                    > in lying to ourselves within the unity of a
                                    > single consciousnes, seeking to escape the
                                    > responsible freedom
                                    > of Being-for-itself resting on a vacillation
                                    > between trascendence and facticity which
                                    > refuses to recognize
                                    > either one for what it really is or to
                                    > synthesize them. (see key to special
                                    > terminology in Sartre's "Being and
                                    > Nothingness"). I wonder what Bill thinks
                                    > about all this nonsense, worthless, useless,
                                    > trash, junk, jargon of
                                    > "faith".
                                    >
                                    > By the way Bill, Do you really think or
                                    > believe that with the advancement of
                                    > knowledge in technological and
                                    > cosmological developments, this little
                                    > species of ours, for which, existence itself
                                    > may be just a property of its
                                    > being, can in any way maintain a normal
                                    > stability which can compensate for
                                    > enviromental changes and thus
                                    > reach happiness? Personally I believe that
                                    > happiness is just an empty word like justice
                                    > and freedom. This
                                    > post, for instance, is just another thing I
                                    > am doing being determined by previous
                                    > experiences. It is not my
                                    > choice; somehow, I think, I am being forced
                                    > to do it. I can't help it.
                                    >
                                    > Charles
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > ----- Original Message -----
                                    > From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                    > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                    > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 7:24 PM
                                    > Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > Dearest Bill,
                                    >
                                    > It is a totally different kind of heat up
                                    > here.
                                    > Much hotter. It has to do with quantum
                                    > mechanics
                                    > or something ... I am not an expert on it.
                                    > Suffice to say that it is just terrible. I
                                    > think
                                    > I will hide in the basement ....
                                    >
                                    > eduard
                                    >
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > -----Original Message-----
                                    > From: Bill Harris
                                    > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                    > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 5:25 PM
                                    > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                    > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > Eduard, It has been 93f here for a week. I
                                    > love
                                    > it. Rode 108 miles on my
                                    > bike this weekend, averaged 18mph. Down here
                                    > we
                                    > would call you a heat
                                    > pussey. Bill
                                    > ----- Original Message -----
                                    > From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                    > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                    > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 2:27 PM
                                    > Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas
                                    >
                                    >
                                    > > Bill,
                                    > >
                                    > > Depends upon your point of view. The
                                    > direction
                                    > > may be false, but then it is no better or
                                    > worse
                                    > > than directions taken on the basis of
                                    > > non-religious thinking ...
                                    > >
                                    > > But then I wonder about my own thinking. I
                                    > am
                                    > > sitting here in my underwear, with an iced
                                    > towel
                                    > > on my head. Wow is it ever hot here. We
                                    > had
                                    > 36c
                                    > > yesterday and it is likely as much today.
                                    > I am
                                    > > not used to this weather. The way things
                                    > are
                                    > > going, perhaps I should invest in an air
                                    > > conditioner ...
                                    > >
                                    > > eduard
                                    > >
                                    > > -----Original Message-----
                                    > > From: Bill Harris
                                    > > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                    > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:13 PM
                                    > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                    > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                    > >
                                    > >
                                    > > Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill
                                    > >
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                                  • Charles
                                    Bill, As I said before, as human species, we have come a long way in technological developments and I am really impressed, more than anything, with the space
                                    Message 17 of 27 , Jul 8, 2002
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                                      Bill,

                                      As I said before, as human species, we have
                                      come a long way in technological developments
                                      and I am
                                      really impressed, more than anything, with
                                      the space program as whole. However, The more
                                      I think about
                                      it, I still don't see us getting any where as
                                      if we had a "purpose" even if we don't
                                      survive it. The last one
                                      hundred years have amazed this little human
                                      animal to the point of an innocent childhood
                                      and immaturity
                                      from which he will be unable to escape (this
                                      does not mean that I want to go back in time)
                                      on the contrary,
                                      we have no choice but to keep going, "we have
                                      no choice". There is no way to stop this
                                      continuous flux of
                                      becoming; this relentless passing of being
                                      into being and out of being into nothingness.
                                      Let us suppose
                                      for a moment that the universe has reached
                                      its goal in our lifetime, in that case, we
                                      all will be "happy" and
                                      our expectations wil finally be at an end. We
                                      have attained our aims and goals. In this
                                      context, I don't see
                                      the universe as one big system but rather as
                                      one big disorder of formless matter in space
                                      and time,
                                      disconnected from other possible "universes".
                                      There is no knowledge of self or truth. Do
                                      you believe that
                                      there is another universe besides this little
                                      cosmos we live in?

                                      Happyness will consist therefore in that
                                      smelly and instinctuall animal sexual
                                      atraction that every specie in this planet
                                      have during the mating season, or better yet,
                                      let us assume that it is a good digestion. I
                                      do too plan
                                      to have nice toys, but I seem to be unable to
                                      play with them, in which case, there is no
                                      possibility of revenge
                                      for me.

                                      Bill, I don't know if you can relate my reply
                                      to your post.

                                      Charles

                                      ----- Original Message -----
                                      From: "Bill Harris"
                                      <valleywestdental@...>
                                      To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                      Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 10:47 AM
                                      Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                                      Charles, It is easy to become depressed with
                                      the situation of the species,
                                      still we have not discovered any species
                                      further evolved. I suppose we have
                                      no templates for comparison so predictions as
                                      to our long term survival seem
                                      pure conjecture. We do not fit in with the
                                      rest of the bio mass and our
                                      constant predilection to change exempts the
                                      species from enrolling in a
                                      stable eco-nitch. I must agree the cards
                                      seem stacked against us but
                                      retreating to tooth and claw is anything but
                                      appealing.
                                      The Western World, after the disastrous
                                      carnage of the last century,
                                      seems to be stabilizing as to population and
                                      economics. The rest of the
                                      planet is a stick and stone disaster. I
                                      really do not understand those
                                      that would have us reconsider old , failed
                                      systems of government and
                                      religion. We are to the rear march here in
                                      the US. The academy has adopted
                                      the feminist inspired, politically correct
                                      posture. It is afraid to
                                      discriminate between ideas and holds all
                                      cultural systems as equal. They
                                      have relinquished their traditional role as
                                      arbitrars of concept to the
                                      noisy, backward right wing. It is a cowardly
                                      stance for which we all pay. A
                                      singular voice like Noam Chomski seems
                                      strident in the face of the endless
                                      acquiescence of the academic community . The
                                      young are dispersed over
                                      indistinguishable generations X,Y,Z and
                                      cannot find the numbers or issues
                                      to bring new voice to bear. So it is
                                      fortress western world with the
                                      barbarians at the gates and the cowering
                                      intelligencia asking them to tea.
                                      You and I Charles will be dead before the
                                      next chos reigns. At least we said
                                      our piece. I plan to have had nice toys and
                                      good times when the terminus
                                      arrives. Few have lived as well as we do, and
                                      that is the best revenge. Bill
                                      Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                                      > Eduard,
                                      >
                                      > Maybe your neurons are not that happy
                                      today,
                                      > but I would have to agree with how annoying
                                      > this kind of
                                      > whether is to me too; 102F around here
                                      today,
                                      > nevermind the humidity. I have been on the
                                      > basement all
                                      > day long, of course with my AC on. But
                                      > instead of quantun mechanics, I think is
                                      has
                                      > more to do with "bad
                                      > faith" or "good faith" or "good and bad
                                      > faith" at the same time. According to some
                                      > people, this consist
                                      > in lying to ourselves within the unity of a
                                      > single consciousnes, seeking to escape the
                                      > responsible freedom
                                      > of Being-for-itself resting on a
                                      vacillation
                                      > between trascendence and facticity which
                                      > refuses to recognize
                                      > either one for what it really is or to
                                      > synthesize them. (see key to special
                                      > terminology in Sartre's "Being and
                                      > Nothingness"). I wonder what Bill thinks
                                      > about all this nonsense, worthless,
                                      useless,
                                      > trash, junk, jargon of
                                      > "faith".
                                      >
                                      > By the way Bill, Do you really think or
                                      > believe that with the advancement of
                                      > knowledge in technological and
                                      > cosmological developments, this little
                                      > species of ours, for which, existence
                                      itself
                                      > may be just a property of its
                                      > being, can in any way maintain a normal
                                      > stability which can compensate for
                                      > enviromental changes and thus
                                      > reach happiness? Personally I believe that
                                      > happiness is just an empty word like
                                      justice
                                      > and freedom. This
                                      > post, for instance, is just another thing I
                                      > am doing being determined by previous
                                      > experiences. It is not my
                                      > choice; somehow, I think, I am being forced
                                      > to do it. I can't help it.
                                      >
                                      > Charles
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > ----- Original Message -----
                                      > From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                      > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                      > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 7:24 PM
                                      > Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > Dearest Bill,
                                      >
                                      > It is a totally different kind of heat up
                                      > here.
                                      > Much hotter. It has to do with quantum
                                      > mechanics
                                      > or something ... I am not an expert on it.
                                      > Suffice to say that it is just terrible. I
                                      > think
                                      > I will hide in the basement ....
                                      >
                                      > eduard
                                      >
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > -----Original Message-----
                                      > From: Bill Harris
                                      > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                      > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 5:25 PM
                                      > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                      > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > Eduard, It has been 93f here for a week. I
                                      > love
                                      > it. Rode 108 miles on my
                                      > bike this weekend, averaged 18mph. Down
                                      here
                                      > we
                                      > would call you a heat
                                      > pussey. Bill
                                      > ----- Original Message -----
                                      > From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                      > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                      > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 2:27 PM
                                      > Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas
                                      >
                                      >
                                      > > Bill,
                                      > >
                                      > > Depends upon your point of view. The
                                      > direction
                                      > > may be false, but then it is no better or
                                      > worse
                                      > > than directions taken on the basis of
                                      > > non-religious thinking ...
                                      > >
                                      > > But then I wonder about my own thinking.
                                      I
                                      > am
                                      > > sitting here in my underwear, with an
                                      iced
                                      > towel
                                      > > on my head. Wow is it ever hot here. We
                                      > had
                                      > 36c
                                      > > yesterday and it is likely as much today.
                                      > I am
                                      > > not used to this weather. The way things
                                      > are
                                      > > going, perhaps I should invest in an air
                                      > > conditioner ...
                                      > >
                                      > > eduard
                                      > >
                                      > > -----Original Message-----
                                      > > From: Bill Harris
                                      > > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                      > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:13 PM
                                      > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                      > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                      > >
                                      > >
                                      > > Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill
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                                      Charles, You portray a wonderful illusion in your post. It is that of a perfectly satisfied, fully evolved human. You properly make him look back and into
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                                        Charles, You portray a wonderful illusion in your post. It is that of a
                                        perfectly satisfied, fully evolved human. You properly make him look back
                                        and into this cosmos. What else could he see but disorder and formless
                                        matter? Can I suggest he could see the process of his own becoming? That is
                                        his worth, that is his pride.
                                        I have spent time thinking of the big bang. Now I see it as a reaction of
                                        which we see only the second half. The middle or reactive phase itself is
                                        only energy at extreme temperature. What the reagents were before the
                                        reaction is soo different ,it suggests another cosmos, perhaps of different
                                        dimensions. Does part of that entity still exist? Perhaps there are many
                                        others. At any rate we seem earth locked for the foreseeable future. Praise
                                        the Russians for their project idea to go to Mars. Nice idea that will make
                                        no difference for you and I except to hold up the prospect of your fully
                                        evolved heibermench having his look back, feeling damn proud and thankful.
                                        Bill

                                        ----- Original Message -----
                                        From: "Charles" <cvas2002@...>
                                        To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                        Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 1:22 PM
                                        Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                                        > Bill,
                                        >
                                        > As I said before, as human species, we have
                                        > come a long way in technological developments
                                        > and I am
                                        > really impressed, more than anything, with
                                        > the space program as whole. However, The more
                                        > I think about
                                        > it, I still don't see us getting any where as
                                        > if we had a "purpose" even if we don't
                                        > survive it. The last one
                                        > hundred years have amazed this little human
                                        > animal to the point of an innocent childhood
                                        > and immaturity
                                        > from which he will be unable to escape (this
                                        > does not mean that I want to go back in time)
                                        > on the contrary,
                                        > we have no choice but to keep going, "we have
                                        > no choice". There is no way to stop this
                                        > continuous flux of
                                        > becoming; this relentless passing of being
                                        > into being and out of being into nothingness.
                                        > Let us suppose
                                        > for a moment that the universe has reached
                                        > its goal in our lifetime, in that case, we
                                        > all will be "happy" and
                                        > our expectations wil finally be at an end. We
                                        > have attained our aims and goals. In this
                                        > context, I don't see
                                        > the universe as one big system but rather as
                                        > one big disorder of formless matter in space
                                        > and time,
                                        > disconnected from other possible "universes".
                                        > There is no knowledge of self or truth. Do
                                        > you believe that
                                        > there is another universe besides this little
                                        > cosmos we live in?
                                        >
                                        > Happyness will consist therefore in that
                                        > smelly and instinctuall animal sexual
                                        > atraction that every specie in this planet
                                        > have during the mating season, or better yet,
                                        > let us assume that it is a good digestion. I
                                        > do too plan
                                        > to have nice toys, but I seem to be unable to
                                        > play with them, in which case, there is no
                                        > possibility of revenge
                                        > for me.
                                        >
                                        > Bill, I don't know if you can relate my reply
                                        > to your post.
                                        >
                                        > Charles
                                        >
                                        > ----- Original Message -----
                                        > From: "Bill Harris"
                                        > <valleywestdental@...>
                                        > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                        > Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 10:47 AM
                                        > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > Charles, It is easy to become depressed with
                                        > the situation of the species,
                                        > still we have not discovered any species
                                        > further evolved. I suppose we have
                                        > no templates for comparison so predictions as
                                        > to our long term survival seem
                                        > pure conjecture. We do not fit in with the
                                        > rest of the bio mass and our
                                        > constant predilection to change exempts the
                                        > species from enrolling in a
                                        > stable eco-nitch. I must agree the cards
                                        > seem stacked against us but
                                        > retreating to tooth and claw is anything but
                                        > appealing.
                                        > The Western World, after the disastrous
                                        > carnage of the last century,
                                        > seems to be stabilizing as to population and
                                        > economics. The rest of the
                                        > planet is a stick and stone disaster. I
                                        > really do not understand those
                                        > that would have us reconsider old , failed
                                        > systems of government and
                                        > religion. We are to the rear march here in
                                        > the US. The academy has adopted
                                        > the feminist inspired, politically correct
                                        > posture. It is afraid to
                                        > discriminate between ideas and holds all
                                        > cultural systems as equal. They
                                        > have relinquished their traditional role as
                                        > arbitrars of concept to the
                                        > noisy, backward right wing. It is a cowardly
                                        > stance for which we all pay. A
                                        > singular voice like Noam Chomski seems
                                        > strident in the face of the endless
                                        > acquiescence of the academic community . The
                                        > young are dispersed over
                                        > indistinguishable generations X,Y,Z and
                                        > cannot find the numbers or issues
                                        > to bring new voice to bear. So it is
                                        > fortress western world with the
                                        > barbarians at the gates and the cowering
                                        > intelligencia asking them to tea.
                                        > You and I Charles will be dead before the
                                        > next chos reigns. At least we said
                                        > our piece. I plan to have had nice toys and
                                        > good times when the terminus
                                        > arrives. Few have lived as well as we do, and
                                        > that is the best revenge. Bill
                                        > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                        >
                                        >
                                        > > Eduard,
                                        > >
                                        > > Maybe your neurons are not that happy
                                        > today,
                                        > > but I would have to agree with how annoying
                                        > > this kind of
                                        > > whether is to me too; 102F around here
                                        > today,
                                        > > nevermind the humidity. I have been on the
                                        > > basement all
                                        > > day long, of course with my AC on. But
                                        > > instead of quantun mechanics, I think is
                                        > has
                                        > > more to do with "bad
                                        > > faith" or "good faith" or "good and bad
                                        > > faith" at the same time. According to some
                                        > > people, this consist
                                        > > in lying to ourselves within the unity of a
                                        > > single consciousnes, seeking to escape the
                                        > > responsible freedom
                                        > > of Being-for-itself resting on a
                                        > vacillation
                                        > > between trascendence and facticity which
                                        > > refuses to recognize
                                        > > either one for what it really is or to
                                        > > synthesize them. (see key to special
                                        > > terminology in Sartre's "Being and
                                        > > Nothingness"). I wonder what Bill thinks
                                        > > about all this nonsense, worthless,
                                        > useless,
                                        > > trash, junk, jargon of
                                        > > "faith".
                                        > >
                                        > > By the way Bill, Do you really think or
                                        > > believe that with the advancement of
                                        > > knowledge in technological and
                                        > > cosmological developments, this little
                                        > > species of ours, for which, existence
                                        > itself
                                        > > may be just a property of its
                                        > > being, can in any way maintain a normal
                                        > > stability which can compensate for
                                        > > enviromental changes and thus
                                        > > reach happiness? Personally I believe that
                                        > > happiness is just an empty word like
                                        > justice
                                        > > and freedom. This
                                        > > post, for instance, is just another thing I
                                        > > am doing being determined by previous
                                        > > experiences. It is not my
                                        > > choice; somehow, I think, I am being forced
                                        > > to do it. I can't help it.
                                        > >
                                        > > Charles
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > > ----- Original Message -----
                                        > > From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                        > > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 7:24 PM
                                        > > Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > > Dearest Bill,
                                        > >
                                        > > It is a totally different kind of heat up
                                        > > here.
                                        > > Much hotter. It has to do with quantum
                                        > > mechanics
                                        > > or something ... I am not an expert on it.
                                        > > Suffice to say that it is just terrible. I
                                        > > think
                                        > > I will hide in the basement ....
                                        > >
                                        > > eduard
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > > -----Original Message-----
                                        > > From: Bill Harris
                                        > > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                        > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 5:25 PM
                                        > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                        > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > > Eduard, It has been 93f here for a week. I
                                        > > love
                                        > > it. Rode 108 miles on my
                                        > > bike this weekend, averaged 18mph. Down
                                        > here
                                        > > we
                                        > > would call you a heat
                                        > > pussey. Bill
                                        > > ----- Original Message -----
                                        > > From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                        > > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                        > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 2:27 PM
                                        > > Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas
                                        > >
                                        > >
                                        > > > Bill,
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Depends upon your point of view. The
                                        > > direction
                                        > > > may be false, but then it is no better or
                                        > > worse
                                        > > > than directions taken on the basis of
                                        > > > non-religious thinking ...
                                        > > >
                                        > > > But then I wonder about my own thinking.
                                        > I
                                        > > am
                                        > > > sitting here in my underwear, with an
                                        > iced
                                        > > towel
                                        > > > on my head. Wow is it ever hot here. We
                                        > > had
                                        > > 36c
                                        > > > yesterday and it is likely as much today.
                                        > > I am
                                        > > > not used to this weather. The way things
                                        > > are
                                        > > > going, perhaps I should invest in an air
                                        > > > conditioner ...
                                        > > >
                                        > > > eduard
                                        > > >
                                        > > > -----Original Message-----
                                        > > > From: Bill Harris
                                        > > > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                        > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:13 PM
                                        > > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                        > > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                        > > >
                                        > > >
                                        > > > Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill
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                                      • Eduard Alf
                                        Bill, Interesting ... When we look at something, our neurons try to find some kind of order. Like gazing at the stars and seeing constellations. But then
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                                          Bill,

                                          Interesting ...

                                          When we look at something, our neurons try to find
                                          some kind of order. Like gazing at the stars and
                                          seeing constellations.

                                          But then there are times when don't find any
                                          order, but giving up is contrary to the rules of
                                          neuron culture. So they come to the conclusion
                                          that it is all "absurd". For the poor neuron, any
                                          conclusion is better than nothing. Even thoughts
                                          of other universes or whatever will do in a pinch.

                                          eduard

                                          -----Original Message-----
                                          From: Bill Harris
                                          [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                          Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 3:21 PM
                                          To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                          Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                                          Charles, You portray a wonderful illusion in your
                                          post. It is that of a
                                          perfectly satisfied, fully evolved human. You
                                          properly make him look back
                                          and into this cosmos. What else could he see but
                                          disorder and formless
                                          matter? Can I suggest he could see the process of
                                          his own becoming? That is
                                          his worth, that is his pride.
                                          I have spent time thinking of the big bang. Now I
                                          see it as a reaction of
                                          which we see only the second half. The middle or
                                          reactive phase itself is
                                          only energy at extreme temperature. What the
                                          reagents were before the
                                          reaction is soo different ,it suggests another
                                          cosmos, perhaps of different
                                          dimensions. Does part of that entity still exist?
                                          Perhaps there are many
                                          others. At any rate we seem earth locked for the
                                          foreseeable future. Praise
                                          the Russians for their project idea to go to Mars.
                                          Nice idea that will make
                                          no difference for you and I except to hold up the
                                          prospect of your fully
                                          evolved heibermench having his look back, feeling
                                          damn proud and thankful.
                                          Bill
                                        • Bill Harris
                                          Eduard{The heat pussey} Looks like we all make our own accommodation with the future, and you are right, hopefully it makes each and every one happy. I think
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                                            Eduard{The heat pussey} Looks like we all make our own accommodation with
                                            the future, and you are right, hopefully it makes each and every one happy.
                                            I think Charle`s idea of the hiebermench fellow to be quite elegant. He
                                            could also embody your Omega point being. From his vantage point he could
                                            even announce he ,himself, to be absurd.
                                            For me he might be a difficult stretch. He seems to embody a great many
                                            god like qualities. Since I do not do faith I must hope in an ending that
                                            does not require the all knowing white beard. I think I will stick with
                                            Stephen Hawking`s concept of the endless witling away , neutron by neutron
                                            of the material accumulated in super massive black holes. Bill
                                            ----- Original Message -----
                                            From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                            To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                            Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 3:31 PM
                                            Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas


                                            > Bill,
                                            >
                                            > Interesting ...
                                            >
                                            > When we look at something, our neurons try to find
                                            > some kind of order. Like gazing at the stars and
                                            > seeing constellations.
                                            >
                                            > But then there are times when don't find any
                                            > order, but giving up is contrary to the rules of
                                            > neuron culture. So they come to the conclusion
                                            > that it is all "absurd". For the poor neuron, any
                                            > conclusion is better than nothing. Even thoughts
                                            > of other universes or whatever will do in a pinch.
                                            >
                                            > eduard
                                            >
                                            > -----Original Message-----
                                            > From: Bill Harris
                                            > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                            > Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 3:21 PM
                                            > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                            > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                            >
                                            >
                                            > Charles, You portray a wonderful illusion in your
                                            > post. It is that of a
                                            > perfectly satisfied, fully evolved human. You
                                            > properly make him look back
                                            > and into this cosmos. What else could he see but
                                            > disorder and formless
                                            > matter? Can I suggest he could see the process of
                                            > his own becoming? That is
                                            > his worth, that is his pride.
                                            > I have spent time thinking of the big bang. Now I
                                            > see it as a reaction of
                                            > which we see only the second half. The middle or
                                            > reactive phase itself is
                                            > only energy at extreme temperature. What the
                                            > reagents were before the
                                            > reaction is soo different ,it suggests another
                                            > cosmos, perhaps of different
                                            > dimensions. Does part of that entity still exist?
                                            > Perhaps there are many
                                            > others. At any rate we seem earth locked for the
                                            > foreseeable future. Praise
                                            > the Russians for their project idea to go to Mars.
                                            > Nice idea that will make
                                            > no difference for you and I except to hold up the
                                            > prospect of your fully
                                            > evolved heibermench having his look back, feeling
                                            > damn proud and thankful.
                                            > Bill
                                            >
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                                              <<then there are times when don't find any
                                              > order, but giving up is contrary to the rules of
                                              > neuron culture. So they come to the conclusion
                                              > that it is all "absurd". >>

                                              Or there might be an absurdity in the order itself.

                                              You repeatedly talk of neurons as if they can think. In what I know
                                              of science, your neuron will be as lacking in cognition as a brick,
                                              though perhaps more chemical, like salt dissolving in water.

                                              From my perspective and the claims of tether to science, your
                                              perspective often seems absurd to me. Not that it matters much to you
                                              and your superior understanding of your personal science.

                                              data fraud, jr.
                                              -------------------------------
                                            • Charles
                                              Bill, As I said at the end of my post, I didn t know if you could relate it to yours, and as is usually the case, I have been misunderstood. The simple fact of
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                                                Bill,

                                                As I said at the end of my post, I didn't
                                                know if you could relate it to yours, and as
                                                is usually the case, I have
                                                been misunderstood. The simple fact of
                                                participating in this forum shows that I am
                                                completely disatisfied
                                                with the perfectly evolved human, as you
                                                called. I spoke of becoming as the passage of
                                                events in time
                                                including the coming into being and going out
                                                of being of any quality; it is not the
                                                becoming of the individual
                                                but of the universe. In this sense, the human
                                                is worthless and humble.

                                                I have spent time thinking about the Big Bang
                                                as well, and I believe that the whole theory
                                                is based on
                                                mathematical equations which only lead the
                                                modern scientis to believe in the
                                                supernatural, in which, you
                                                don't believe and I don't believe. According
                                                to the theory, this was the beginning of
                                                space and time, which,
                                                I find incomprehensible. But let us suppose
                                                that we already know what were the reagents
                                                before the
                                                reaction occurred suggesting another cosmos,
                                                perhaps, of different dimensions. That they
                                                still exist, I don't
                                                know. It is an illusion if not a dream Bill.
                                                Neutron by neutron of the material
                                                accumulated in super massive
                                                Black Holes. Of course, this is the zenith of
                                                absurdity (order and disorder at the same
                                                time). Like Eduard
                                                said, even thoughts of other universes will
                                                do in a pinch. Or Bookdoc that there might be
                                                absurdity in the
                                                order itself.

                                                Be as it may, we still don't know, and
                                                perhaps, will never know. An endless debate
                                                in which the absurd and
                                                the ridiculuous will prevail in our lifetime.

                                                Charles


                                                ----- Original Message -----
                                                From: "Bill Harris"
                                                <valleywestdental@...>
                                                To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                                Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 3:21 PM
                                                Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                                                Charles, You portray a wonderful illusion in
                                                your post. It is that of a
                                                perfectly satisfied, fully evolved human. You
                                                properly make him look back
                                                and into this cosmos. What else could he see
                                                but disorder and formless
                                                matter? Can I suggest he could see the
                                                process of his own becoming? That is
                                                his worth, that is his pride.
                                                I have spent time thinking of the big bang.
                                                Now I see it as a reaction of
                                                which we see only the second half. The middle
                                                or reactive phase itself is
                                                only energy at extreme temperature. What the
                                                reagents were before the
                                                reaction is soo different ,it suggests
                                                another cosmos, perhaps of different
                                                dimensions. Does part of that entity still
                                                exist? Perhaps there are many
                                                others. At any rate we seem earth locked for
                                                the foreseeable future. Praise
                                                the Russians for their project idea to go to
                                                Mars. Nice idea that will make
                                                no difference for you and I except to hold up
                                                the prospect of your fully
                                                evolved heibermench having his look back,
                                                feeling damn proud and thankful.
                                                Bill

                                                ----- Original Message -----
                                                From: "Charles" <cvas2002@...>
                                                To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                                Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 1:22 PM
                                                Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                                                > Bill,
                                                >
                                                > As I said before, as human species, we have
                                                > come a long way in technological
                                                developments
                                                > and I am
                                                > really impressed, more than anything, with
                                                > the space program as whole. However, The
                                                more
                                                > I think about
                                                > it, I still don't see us getting any where
                                                as
                                                > if we had a "purpose" even if we don't
                                                > survive it. The last one
                                                > hundred years have amazed this little human
                                                > animal to the point of an innocent
                                                childhood
                                                > and immaturity
                                                > from which he will be unable to escape
                                                (this
                                                > does not mean that I want to go back in
                                                time)
                                                > on the contrary,
                                                > we have no choice but to keep going, "we
                                                have
                                                > no choice". There is no way to stop this
                                                > continuous flux of
                                                > becoming; this relentless passing of being
                                                > into being and out of being into
                                                nothingness.
                                                > Let us suppose
                                                > for a moment that the universe has reached
                                                > its goal in our lifetime, in that case, we
                                                > all will be "happy" and
                                                > our expectations wil finally be at an end.
                                                We
                                                > have attained our aims and goals. In this
                                                > context, I don't see
                                                > the universe as one big system but rather
                                                as
                                                > one big disorder of formless matter in
                                                space
                                                > and time,
                                                > disconnected from other possible
                                                "universes".
                                                > There is no knowledge of self or truth. Do
                                                > you believe that
                                                > there is another universe besides this
                                                little
                                                > cosmos we live in?
                                                >
                                                > Happyness will consist therefore in that
                                                > smelly and instinctuall animal sexual
                                                > atraction that every specie in this planet
                                                > have during the mating season, or better
                                                yet,
                                                > let us assume that it is a good digestion.
                                                I
                                                > do too plan
                                                > to have nice toys, but I seem to be unable
                                                to
                                                > play with them, in which case, there is no
                                                > possibility of revenge
                                                > for me.
                                                >
                                                > Bill, I don't know if you can relate my
                                                reply
                                                > to your post.
                                                >
                                                > Charles
                                                >
                                                > ----- Original Message -----
                                                > From: "Bill Harris"
                                                > <valleywestdental@...>
                                                > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                                > Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 10:47 AM
                                                > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > Charles, It is easy to become depressed
                                                with
                                                > the situation of the species,
                                                > still we have not discovered any species
                                                > further evolved. I suppose we have
                                                > no templates for comparison so predictions
                                                as
                                                > to our long term survival seem
                                                > pure conjecture. We do not fit in with the
                                                > rest of the bio mass and our
                                                > constant predilection to change exempts
                                                the
                                                > species from enrolling in a
                                                > stable eco-nitch. I must agree the cards
                                                > seem stacked against us but
                                                > retreating to tooth and claw is anything
                                                but
                                                > appealing.
                                                > The Western World, after the disastrous
                                                > carnage of the last century,
                                                > seems to be stabilizing as to population
                                                and
                                                > economics. The rest of the
                                                > planet is a stick and stone disaster. I
                                                > really do not understand those
                                                > that would have us reconsider old , failed
                                                > systems of government and
                                                > religion. We are to the rear march here in
                                                > the US. The academy has adopted
                                                > the feminist inspired, politically correct
                                                > posture. It is afraid to
                                                > discriminate between ideas and holds all
                                                > cultural systems as equal. They
                                                > have relinquished their traditional role as
                                                > arbitrars of concept to the
                                                > noisy, backward right wing. It is a
                                                cowardly
                                                > stance for which we all pay. A
                                                > singular voice like Noam Chomski seems
                                                > strident in the face of the endless
                                                > acquiescence of the academic community .
                                                The
                                                > young are dispersed over
                                                > indistinguishable generations X,Y,Z and
                                                > cannot find the numbers or issues
                                                > to bring new voice to bear. So it is
                                                > fortress western world with the
                                                > barbarians at the gates and the cowering
                                                > intelligencia asking them to tea.
                                                > You and I Charles will be dead before the
                                                > next chos reigns. At least we said
                                                > our piece. I plan to have had nice toys and
                                                > good times when the terminus
                                                > arrives. Few have lived as well as we do,
                                                and
                                                > that is the best revenge. Bill
                                                > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                                >
                                                >
                                                > > Eduard,
                                                > >
                                                > > Maybe your neurons are not that happy
                                                > today,
                                                > > but I would have to agree with how
                                                annoying
                                                > > this kind of
                                                > > whether is to me too; 102F around here
                                                > today,
                                                > > nevermind the humidity. I have been on
                                                the
                                                > > basement all
                                                > > day long, of course with my AC on. But
                                                > > instead of quantun mechanics, I think is
                                                > has
                                                > > more to do with "bad
                                                > > faith" or "good faith" or "good and bad
                                                > > faith" at the same time. According to
                                                some
                                                > > people, this consist
                                                > > in lying to ourselves within the unity of
                                                a
                                                > > single consciousnes, seeking to escape
                                                the
                                                > > responsible freedom
                                                > > of Being-for-itself resting on a
                                                > vacillation
                                                > > between trascendence and facticity which
                                                > > refuses to recognize
                                                > > either one for what it really is or to
                                                > > synthesize them. (see key to special
                                                > > terminology in Sartre's "Being and
                                                > > Nothingness"). I wonder what Bill thinks
                                                > > about all this nonsense, worthless,
                                                > useless,
                                                > > trash, junk, jargon of
                                                > > "faith".
                                                > >
                                                > > By the way Bill, Do you really think or
                                                > > believe that with the advancement of
                                                > > knowledge in technological and
                                                > > cosmological developments, this little
                                                > > species of ours, for which, existence
                                                > itself
                                                > > may be just a property of its
                                                > > being, can in any way maintain a normal
                                                > > stability which can compensate for
                                                > > enviromental changes and thus
                                                > > reach happiness? Personally I believe
                                                that
                                                > > happiness is just an empty word like
                                                > justice
                                                > > and freedom. This
                                                > > post, for instance, is just another thing
                                                I
                                                > > am doing being determined by previous
                                                > > experiences. It is not my
                                                > > choice; somehow, I think, I am being
                                                forced
                                                > > to do it. I can't help it.
                                                > >
                                                > > Charles
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                > > From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                                > > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                                > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 7:24 PM
                                                > > Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > Dearest Bill,
                                                > >
                                                > > It is a totally different kind of heat up
                                                > > here.
                                                > > Much hotter. It has to do with quantum
                                                > > mechanics
                                                > > or something ... I am not an expert on
                                                it.
                                                > > Suffice to say that it is just terrible.
                                                I
                                                > > think
                                                > > I will hide in the basement ....
                                                > >
                                                > > eduard
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > -----Original Message-----
                                                > > From: Bill Harris
                                                > > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                                > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 5:25 PM
                                                > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                                > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > Eduard, It has been 93f here for a week.
                                                I
                                                > > love
                                                > > it. Rode 108 miles on my
                                                > > bike this weekend, averaged 18mph. Down
                                                > here
                                                > > we
                                                > > would call you a heat
                                                > > pussey. Bill
                                                > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                > > From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                                > > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                                > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 2:27 PM
                                                > > Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas
                                                > >
                                                > >
                                                > > > Bill,
                                                > > >
                                                > > > Depends upon your point of view. The
                                                > > direction
                                                > > > may be false, but then it is no better
                                                or
                                                > > worse
                                                > > > than directions taken on the basis of
                                                > > > non-religious thinking ...
                                                > > >
                                                > > > But then I wonder about my own
                                                thinking.
                                                > I
                                                > > am
                                                > > > sitting here in my underwear, with an
                                                > iced
                                                > > towel
                                                > > > on my head. Wow is it ever hot here.
                                                We
                                                > > had
                                                > > 36c
                                                > > > yesterday and it is likely as much
                                                today.
                                                > > I am
                                                > > > not used to this weather. The way
                                                things
                                                > > are
                                                > > > going, perhaps I should invest in an
                                                air
                                                > > > conditioner ...
                                                > > >
                                                > > > eduard
                                                > > >
                                                > > > -----Original Message-----
                                                > > > From: Bill Harris
                                                > > > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                                > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:13 PM
                                                > > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                                > > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                                > > >
                                                > > >
                                                > > > Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill
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                                                Charles, Sorry for the misunderstanding. I agree that mankind will meet an end long before the demise of the cosmos. The extreme forces responsible for
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                                                  Charles, Sorry for the misunderstanding. I agree that mankind will meet an
                                                  end long before the demise of the cosmos. The extreme forces responsible for
                                                  foundation and obliterasation are far too violent for a picune species like
                                                  man. We then exist in a packet of time which itself is encapsulated within
                                                  the life of this universe. That idea is not very complicated or mystical
                                                  nor does it push me toward any leaps of faith. I am fascinated by the
                                                  knowledge we have garnished about initial beginnings and final ends. Having
                                                  any idea what happened 15 billion years ago is quite impressive to me.
                                                  The final conclusion is even more difficult to postulate. A winner take
                                                  all poker game between super massive black holes leaves us with some finite
                                                  number of singularities containing all the mass and gravitational force
                                                  inthe universe. The huge x-ray pulses ejected from these monsters will
                                                  dissipate into space when there is no more matter to be speggitified. At
                                                  this point Hawkins neutron evaporation escape begins. He used a time scale
                                                  I was not familiar with but it meant gaga billions of years. Certainly this
                                                  has no relevance to human kind except as a scientific curiosity, yet it
                                                  does put the question in the province of science not in the nut fringe.
                                                  As to weather the absurd and ridiculous prevail in our lifetime is for me
                                                  an individual judgment. I think the bulk of irrational thinking resides in
                                                  the religious people of the world. Splinter existentialist factions like
                                                  NOOism and absurdism are interesting curiosities to me. I doubt they will
                                                  ever be responsible for holy wars or irrational anarchy. Neither of their
                                                  founders impress me with their violent tendencies.
                                                  I think I have a firm enough foundation to live out a life with personal
                                                  purpose and a rough equivalency with the society around me. I will try to
                                                  find out more, probably because of an innate curiosity. I , like you, can
                                                  take position on most of the issues of the time. I want to remain competent
                                                  until the worms or a slug takes my brain. Bill
                                                  ----- Original Message -----
                                                  From: "Charles" <cvas2002@...>
                                                  To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                                  Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 6:00 PM
                                                  Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas


                                                  > Bill,
                                                  >
                                                  > As I said at the end of my post, I didn't
                                                  > know if you could relate it to yours, and as
                                                  > is usually the case, I have
                                                  > been misunderstood. The simple fact of
                                                  > participating in this forum shows that I am
                                                  > completely disatisfied
                                                  > with the perfectly evolved human, as you
                                                  > called. I spoke of becoming as the passage of
                                                  > events in time
                                                  > including the coming into being and going out
                                                  > of being of any quality; it is not the
                                                  > becoming of the individual
                                                  > but of the universe. In this sense, the human
                                                  > is worthless and humble.
                                                  >
                                                  > I have spent time thinking about the Big Bang
                                                  > as well, and I believe that the whole theory
                                                  > is based on
                                                  > mathematical equations which only lead the
                                                  > modern scientis to believe in the
                                                  > supernatural, in which, you
                                                  > don't believe and I don't believe. According
                                                  > to the theory, this was the beginning of
                                                  > space and time, which,
                                                  > I find incomprehensible. But let us suppose
                                                  > that we already know what were the reagents
                                                  > before the
                                                  > reaction occurred suggesting another cosmos,
                                                  > perhaps, of different dimensions. That they
                                                  > still exist, I don't
                                                  > know. It is an illusion if not a dream Bill.
                                                  > Neutron by neutron of the material
                                                  > accumulated in super massive
                                                  > Black Holes. Of course, this is the zenith of
                                                  > absurdity (order and disorder at the same
                                                  > time). Like Eduard
                                                  > said, even thoughts of other universes will
                                                  > do in a pinch. Or Bookdoc that there might be
                                                  > absurdity in the
                                                  > order itself.
                                                  >
                                                  > Be as it may, we still don't know, and
                                                  > perhaps, will never know. An endless debate
                                                  > in which the absurd and
                                                  > the ridiculuous will prevail in our lifetime.
                                                  >
                                                  > Charles
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > ----- Original Message -----
                                                  > From: "Bill Harris"
                                                  > <valleywestdental@...>
                                                  > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                                  > Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 3:21 PM
                                                  > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > Charles, You portray a wonderful illusion in
                                                  > your post. It is that of a
                                                  > perfectly satisfied, fully evolved human. You
                                                  > properly make him look back
                                                  > and into this cosmos. What else could he see
                                                  > but disorder and formless
                                                  > matter? Can I suggest he could see the
                                                  > process of his own becoming? That is
                                                  > his worth, that is his pride.
                                                  > I have spent time thinking of the big bang.
                                                  > Now I see it as a reaction of
                                                  > which we see only the second half. The middle
                                                  > or reactive phase itself is
                                                  > only energy at extreme temperature. What the
                                                  > reagents were before the
                                                  > reaction is soo different ,it suggests
                                                  > another cosmos, perhaps of different
                                                  > dimensions. Does part of that entity still
                                                  > exist? Perhaps there are many
                                                  > others. At any rate we seem earth locked for
                                                  > the foreseeable future. Praise
                                                  > the Russians for their project idea to go to
                                                  > Mars. Nice idea that will make
                                                  > no difference for you and I except to hold up
                                                  > the prospect of your fully
                                                  > evolved heibermench having his look back,
                                                  > feeling damn proud and thankful.
                                                  > Bill
                                                  >
                                                  > ----- Original Message -----
                                                  > From: "Charles" <cvas2002@...>
                                                  > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                                  > Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 1:22 PM
                                                  > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                                  >
                                                  >
                                                  > > Bill,
                                                  > >
                                                  > > As I said before, as human species, we have
                                                  > > come a long way in technological
                                                  > developments
                                                  > > and I am
                                                  > > really impressed, more than anything, with
                                                  > > the space program as whole. However, The
                                                  > more
                                                  > > I think about
                                                  > > it, I still don't see us getting any where
                                                  > as
                                                  > > if we had a "purpose" even if we don't
                                                  > > survive it. The last one
                                                  > > hundred years have amazed this little human
                                                  > > animal to the point of an innocent
                                                  > childhood
                                                  > > and immaturity
                                                  > > from which he will be unable to escape
                                                  > (this
                                                  > > does not mean that I want to go back in
                                                  > time)
                                                  > > on the contrary,
                                                  > > we have no choice but to keep going, "we
                                                  > have
                                                  > > no choice". There is no way to stop this
                                                  > > continuous flux of
                                                  > > becoming; this relentless passing of being
                                                  > > into being and out of being into
                                                  > nothingness.
                                                  > > Let us suppose
                                                  > > for a moment that the universe has reached
                                                  > > its goal in our lifetime, in that case, we
                                                  > > all will be "happy" and
                                                  > > our expectations wil finally be at an end.
                                                  > We
                                                  > > have attained our aims and goals. In this
                                                  > > context, I don't see
                                                  > > the universe as one big system but rather
                                                  > as
                                                  > > one big disorder of formless matter in
                                                  > space
                                                  > > and time,
                                                  > > disconnected from other possible
                                                  > "universes".
                                                  > > There is no knowledge of self or truth. Do
                                                  > > you believe that
                                                  > > there is another universe besides this
                                                  > little
                                                  > > cosmos we live in?
                                                  > >
                                                  > > Happyness will consist therefore in that
                                                  > > smelly and instinctuall animal sexual
                                                  > > atraction that every specie in this planet
                                                  > > have during the mating season, or better
                                                  > yet,
                                                  > > let us assume that it is a good digestion.
                                                  > I
                                                  > > do too plan
                                                  > > to have nice toys, but I seem to be unable
                                                  > to
                                                  > > play with them, in which case, there is no
                                                  > > possibility of revenge
                                                  > > for me.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > Bill, I don't know if you can relate my
                                                  > reply
                                                  > > to your post.
                                                  > >
                                                  > > Charles
                                                  > >
                                                  > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                  > > From: "Bill Harris"
                                                  > > <valleywestdental@...>
                                                  > > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                                  > > Sent: Monday, July 08, 2002 10:47 AM
                                                  > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > > Charles, It is easy to become depressed
                                                  > with
                                                  > > the situation of the species,
                                                  > > still we have not discovered any species
                                                  > > further evolved. I suppose we have
                                                  > > no templates for comparison so predictions
                                                  > as
                                                  > > to our long term survival seem
                                                  > > pure conjecture. We do not fit in with the
                                                  > > rest of the bio mass and our
                                                  > > constant predilection to change exempts
                                                  > the
                                                  > > species from enrolling in a
                                                  > > stable eco-nitch. I must agree the cards
                                                  > > seem stacked against us but
                                                  > > retreating to tooth and claw is anything
                                                  > but
                                                  > > appealing.
                                                  > > The Western World, after the disastrous
                                                  > > carnage of the last century,
                                                  > > seems to be stabilizing as to population
                                                  > and
                                                  > > economics. The rest of the
                                                  > > planet is a stick and stone disaster. I
                                                  > > really do not understand those
                                                  > > that would have us reconsider old , failed
                                                  > > systems of government and
                                                  > > religion. We are to the rear march here in
                                                  > > the US. The academy has adopted
                                                  > > the feminist inspired, politically correct
                                                  > > posture. It is afraid to
                                                  > > discriminate between ideas and holds all
                                                  > > cultural systems as equal. They
                                                  > > have relinquished their traditional role as
                                                  > > arbitrars of concept to the
                                                  > > noisy, backward right wing. It is a
                                                  > cowardly
                                                  > > stance for which we all pay. A
                                                  > > singular voice like Noam Chomski seems
                                                  > > strident in the face of the endless
                                                  > > acquiescence of the academic community .
                                                  > The
                                                  > > young are dispersed over
                                                  > > indistinguishable generations X,Y,Z and
                                                  > > cannot find the numbers or issues
                                                  > > to bring new voice to bear. So it is
                                                  > > fortress western world with the
                                                  > > barbarians at the gates and the cowering
                                                  > > intelligencia asking them to tea.
                                                  > > You and I Charles will be dead before the
                                                  > > next chos reigns. At least we said
                                                  > > our piece. I plan to have had nice toys and
                                                  > > good times when the terminus
                                                  > > arrives. Few have lived as well as we do,
                                                  > and
                                                  > > that is the best revenge. Bill
                                                  > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                                  > >
                                                  > >
                                                  > > > Eduard,
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > Maybe your neurons are not that happy
                                                  > > today,
                                                  > > > but I would have to agree with how
                                                  > annoying
                                                  > > > this kind of
                                                  > > > whether is to me too; 102F around here
                                                  > > today,
                                                  > > > nevermind the humidity. I have been on
                                                  > the
                                                  > > > basement all
                                                  > > > day long, of course with my AC on. But
                                                  > > > instead of quantun mechanics, I think is
                                                  > > has
                                                  > > > more to do with "bad
                                                  > > > faith" or "good faith" or "good and bad
                                                  > > > faith" at the same time. According to
                                                  > some
                                                  > > > people, this consist
                                                  > > > in lying to ourselves within the unity of
                                                  > a
                                                  > > > single consciousnes, seeking to escape
                                                  > the
                                                  > > > responsible freedom
                                                  > > > of Being-for-itself resting on a
                                                  > > vacillation
                                                  > > > between trascendence and facticity which
                                                  > > > refuses to recognize
                                                  > > > either one for what it really is or to
                                                  > > > synthesize them. (see key to special
                                                  > > > terminology in Sartre's "Being and
                                                  > > > Nothingness"). I wonder what Bill thinks
                                                  > > > about all this nonsense, worthless,
                                                  > > useless,
                                                  > > > trash, junk, jargon of
                                                  > > > "faith".
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > By the way Bill, Do you really think or
                                                  > > > believe that with the advancement of
                                                  > > > knowledge in technological and
                                                  > > > cosmological developments, this little
                                                  > > > species of ours, for which, existence
                                                  > > itself
                                                  > > > may be just a property of its
                                                  > > > being, can in any way maintain a normal
                                                  > > > stability which can compensate for
                                                  > > > enviromental changes and thus
                                                  > > > reach happiness? Personally I believe
                                                  > that
                                                  > > > happiness is just an empty word like
                                                  > > justice
                                                  > > > and freedom. This
                                                  > > > post, for instance, is just another thing
                                                  > I
                                                  > > > am doing being determined by previous
                                                  > > > experiences. It is not my
                                                  > > > choice; somehow, I think, I am being
                                                  > forced
                                                  > > > to do it. I can't help it.
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > Charles
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                  > > > From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                                  > > > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                                  > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 7:24 PM
                                                  > > > Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > Dearest Bill,
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > It is a totally different kind of heat up
                                                  > > > here.
                                                  > > > Much hotter. It has to do with quantum
                                                  > > > mechanics
                                                  > > > or something ... I am not an expert on
                                                  > it.
                                                  > > > Suffice to say that it is just terrible.
                                                  > I
                                                  > > > think
                                                  > > > I will hide in the basement ....
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > eduard
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > -----Original Message-----
                                                  > > > From: Bill Harris
                                                  > > > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                                  > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 5:25 PM
                                                  > > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                                  > > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > Eduard, It has been 93f here for a week.
                                                  > I
                                                  > > > love
                                                  > > > it. Rode 108 miles on my
                                                  > > > bike this weekend, averaged 18mph. Down
                                                  > > here
                                                  > > > we
                                                  > > > would call you a heat
                                                  > > > pussey. Bill
                                                  > > > ----- Original Message -----
                                                  > > > From: "Eduard Alf" <yeoman@...>
                                                  > > > To: <existlist@yahoogroups.com>
                                                  > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 2:27 PM
                                                  > > > Subject: RE: [existlist] Chivas
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > >
                                                  > > > > Bill,
                                                  > > > >
                                                  > > > > Depends upon your point of view. The
                                                  > > > direction
                                                  > > > > may be false, but then it is no better
                                                  > or
                                                  > > > worse
                                                  > > > > than directions taken on the basis of
                                                  > > > > non-religious thinking ...
                                                  > > > >
                                                  > > > > But then I wonder about my own
                                                  > thinking.
                                                  > > I
                                                  > > > am
                                                  > > > > sitting here in my underwear, with an
                                                  > > iced
                                                  > > > towel
                                                  > > > > on my head. Wow is it ever hot here.
                                                  > We
                                                  > > > had
                                                  > > > 36c
                                                  > > > > yesterday and it is likely as much
                                                  > today.
                                                  > > > I am
                                                  > > > > not used to this weather. The way
                                                  > things
                                                  > > > are
                                                  > > > > going, perhaps I should invest in an
                                                  > air
                                                  > > > > conditioner ...
                                                  > > > >
                                                  > > > > eduard
                                                  > > > >
                                                  > > > > -----Original Message-----
                                                  > > > > From: Bill Harris
                                                  > > > > [mailto:valleywestdental@...]
                                                  > > > > Sent: Wednesday, July 03, 2002 3:13 PM
                                                  > > > > To: existlist@yahoogroups.com
                                                  > > > > Subject: Re: [existlist] Chivas
                                                  > > > >
                                                  > > > >
                                                  > > > > Eduard, OK, but a false direction. Bill
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