Re: Religion "-n-" stuff

John Pastore (venture@CANCUN.RCE.COM.MX)
Fri, 12 Apr 1996 22:12:23 +0000

On 12 Apr 96 at 7:52, Benjamin Spatz wrote:

> Our friend Deus (or should I call yo Mr. Machina?) writes:
> >
> Since when did
> scientists start assigning the label of truth to things that are
> only peceived. Because you THOUGHT you saw something or PERCEIVED
> something does not make it true because you saw it that way. >
> In response, I would simply like to wonder aloud, "what do YOU mean
> by TRUE?" Do you, perhaps, mean, "what I percieve" and by
> questionable "perceptions" you mean "what other people percieve"?
> Just curious.


May I suggest you look up "A History of Selective Perception and
Retention", by non-other than my uncle, retired Dr. of Psychology,
Nicholas Pastore. He starts with Aristotle, if I remeber right, and
he really peaks with Descarte. I think you might be able to locate
via CUNY, nest to another of his works: "The Nature Nurture
Ka Xiik Teech Utzil,

John Pastore
Writer in 'El Mayab'
("The Mayan Homeland")

"Knowledge is neither a copy nor a miscopy of reality,
neither representation nor misrepresentation...but a
response to living in it."
-Catherine MacKinnon