X-Message-Number: 20034
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 10:48:28 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #20030 - #20033

I, Thomas Donaldson, wrote the message referred to in message 20033.
Not the holder/manager of Cryonet.

And I answer his comments as follows: suppose that some person came
to me disguised as a scientist saying i will show you a way to seek
truth (and came in a shiny new force field with pretty multicolored
rays shining in all directions). would I try out his "way" for say,
oh, 20 minutes and then give it up as a hoax? how much effort would
I put into trying to understand it? fifteen generations?

Well, if someone comes to me as decorated as you say this person might
come to me, that would raise lots of suspicions in me in the first
place. I would be tempted to think he was a hoax for that reason,
but because I do try to understand people I would probably see just
how clearly he explained his way to truth. (After all, some men 
who dress and act effeminately can still say some sensible things). To do
so, I would think about what he said, and possibly see if it has
a history ie. have others come up with similar ideas, and how good
were THOSE ideas. I note that you do not specify just what this 
person said was his way to finding out truth. If his way simply
comes down to "ask me and I'll tell you", of course I would not
accept it. If someone came to you dressed in weird colorful clothing
and said that to you, would you really accept it yourself? 

If he tells me some way by which I can
independently find out truth, without his further help, I'd 
spend much more time trying to work it out. Naturally, since I
have other things to do and obligations to satisfy, if I could 
not understand it after thinking about it and studying it for
(say) a connected week ... ie. perhaps longer than a week, but
a total of a week's time, then if I could find him again I'd
ask him for further explanation. If I could not find him again,
I'd just decide to put his problem on my backburner and get on
with my own thoughts and actions.


		Best wishes and long long life for all,

			Thomas Donaldson

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