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Date:         Fri, 24 Mar 89 22:36:34 EST
From:         "Homer W. Smith" 
Subject:      Re: and now for some ivy logs
To:           Adore-l list 
In-Reply-To:  Message of Thu, 23 Mar 89 00:41:00 CST from 


     The idea

         There are no dichotomies of worth,

     and the idea

         There are dichotomies of worth,

     is a dichotomy of worth.


     The problem with saying that everything is a shade of grey,
is that THAT statement is black and white.

     I exist.  I am certain I exist.  I am right about being
certain I exist.

     Some are not capable of perfect certainty on any subject.
They are perfectly certain of this.

     I AM capable of perfect certainty on at least one subject.

     I exist, and I care.

     That is absolute.

     It is true for all people and all places and all times that

     Right now, I exist and I know it.

     If others say I am wrong, they are wrong.

     So absolutes exist, if they don't, that also is an absolute which exists.

     So absolutes exist.

     Thus dichotomies exist.  As a dichotomy is just the absolute and
its opposite.

     Being able to think about, function with and find absolutes and
dichotmies in nature is a very good thing.

 Homer W. Smith      Adore-l list         3/24/89*and now for some ivy logs