Re: Venus

Keith Henson (
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 14:45:35 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 27 Jan 1997, Mark Grant wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Jan 1997, Lyle Burkhead wrote:
> > What about memories -- how can you tell if memories of reincarnation
> > are real or not?
> Bigger question: how do you tell if any memory is real or not? The best
> you can do is to ask someone else who was there, but if it's subjective
> then you have no proof at all. 'Deja vu', for example, seems to me to be
> just a memory error.

I am in the process of absorbing The Cerbral Code, another book by
William Calvin. It is on the web, but I have a paper copy ordered.
Lots of meat here, folks, including material on Deja vu.

> > She didn't think, feel, act, or walk like a mathematician.
> > She had nothing in common with Newton. If she did, she wouldn't be
> > the Jennifer I knew. She would be Juno or Athena or Diana, not Venus.
> But can't we have both?

Good question, which might partially be answered by limits on time. I
have known a few. Maybe everyone who want it can be that way eventually.

I know that traditionally smart people aren't
> supposed to be particularly attractive and vice-versa, but attraction
> seems to be as much of a learned ability as mathematics, so I'm not sure
> that we have to give up one for the other. Do the Greek god archetypes
> exist because those are the kind of people we can be, or do the kind of
> people we are exist because of the archetypes we believe in?
> Mark
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Keith Henson