X-Message-Number: 21668
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 22:51:43 -0700
From: Mike Perry <>
Subject: Skastowe, Symbolic Worlds

Replying to Thomas Donaldson, #21659:

>For Mike Perry:
>Send me $15 US and I will send you a copy of TALES OF SKASTOWE.

Done, thanks--I do look forward to reading this.

>As for your other arguments, the basic problem with a symbolic
>world is that we made the symbols and as symbols they were
>arbitrary. We interpret them, IF we wish to, as another world,
>but they do not become any more real because of our interpretation
>of them.

If the "symbolic world" involves, for instance, a-life in a computer, you 
can say it is something real in any case. A part of the real world with 
real events of a certain sort. A world unto itself, whether we choose to 
interpret it so or not.

Mike Perry

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