Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Bryant (
8 Aug 1996 10:19:23 -0600

Gale (the male) ;) wrote:

>The evidence you have given indicates that you believe the evidence of
>your senses (under properly controlled conditions) consitutes "Divine and
>Perfect Truth."

Actually, when I was a columnist for the school paper, I wrote a piece on
how our senses gather a very narrow band of available information from
our surroundings, and that processing errors can leave us with very
inaccurate impressions of those surroundings.

This, however, is not evidence for Plato's contention that we really
cannot trust a shred of what our senses tell us, which may be where
you're going with this.

>it." That story (possibly appocraphyl) demonstrates the limits of
>knowledge. Of course there is no elephant in the room (at least I hope
>there isn't :) ), but *absolute proof* is as ephemeral a concept as that

"Absolute proof" is also a straw man introduced to this thread by you.