X-Message-Number: 20130
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 15:00:19 EDT
Subject: Re: CryoNet #20116 - #20124

In a message dated 9/21/02 2:00:42 AM,  writes:

<< >LaTorra<<What this all comes down to, in my opinion, is that mystical
experiences can be induced technologically. While this does not disprove the 
independent existence of a deity (that's a different philosophical problem), 
it brings into question millennia of reports from "god-experiencers" about 
what they were "told" to  reveal to the rest of us.>>

>d:  do synthetic rubies bring into question the existence of "natural" 

Mark Plus:  Bad analogy. No one disputes the existence of rubies.

d:  the number of disputants on either side of an argument is irrelevant to 
the validity of either side of the argument.  you misunderstand the nature of 

Mark Plus:  I happen to find all this talk of "mystical" & "spiritual" 
baffling. I have no clue what such people are mouthing off about.

d:  find out.

Mark Plus
It's not "religious" or "science fictional" if you can do it. 

d:  in the case of religion, you have the situation exactly backwards.  with 
science fiction, you are less exact.

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