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Re: offtopic helmet polishing (was Re: rm fails to remove symboliclinks to directories)
- From: Carlo Florendo <list-subscriber at hq dot astra dot ph>
- To: Talk Amongst Yourselves <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 09:40:17 +0800
- Subject: Re: offtopic helmet polishing (was Re: rm fails to remove symboliclinks to directories)
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- Reply-to: Talk Amongst Yourselves <cygwin-talk at cygwin dot com>
Dave Korn wrote:
----Original Message----Science is so limited. It can not go beyond material evidence. It
cannot go beyond the sub-atomic elements. That is because science's
realm is that of matter. Beyond matter, it does not have the tools nor
the methods to arrive at conclusions which touch on the most fundamental
question: the question of being and that of the transcendental realities.
In science, we have this wonderful concept, called "evidence".
Observation generates evidence; faith does not. In fact, faith is an
invitation to self-delusion, since it consists mainly in the false inference
that the apparent strength and clarity of a perception or belief is an
indication of the accuracy of its relation to reality, which is a total
Can science prove beauty, for instance?
To say that faith is an invitation to delusion is absurd. I will bet
that 99% of what you believe is from faith. Do you have evidence that
you are the son of your mother? Did you see yourself being born from
You believed you indeed are your mother's son because of the credibility
of those around you. They treated you as family. Thus you believed.
You did not need proof and evidence. That accession to reality is
What about this mailing list? The fact that you have posted here means
that you acceded to faith in believing that this mailing list is really
from cygwin. What if I just made all this up and that the entire
cygwin is a hoax?
Faith, simply means, the accession to something because of the authority
of the one saying so. When cgf releases a new cygwin, you believe that
it is indeed newer *because of the authority of cgf*. Thus, I have
faith in cgf when he says that he released a new cygwin. I do not need
evidence. Do you? He may commit a mistake in forgetting to upload the
new cygwin but that's beside the point. I believe first, then I go to
the site and download the new cygwin. Not the other way around.
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