Re: Olympic piety

Eric Watt Forste (
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 17:29:41 -0700

>I think so, but you have to temporarily leave the analytic/sceptic way of
>thinking. It is a great tool to use to orient oneself, but slightly
>limiting when you have set your course and want to DO it. Always finding
>new possibilities and evaluating them reduces our mental focus, sometimes
>we have to "be one" with the task, and just do it.

There's a lot more computational power in the human brain than just the
pieces that are good at handling formal systems and simulating von Neumann
devices. One doesn't have to be a Zen Buddhist to recognize this fact. (But
it doesn't hurt.)

Eric Watt Forste <>