Re: Fables

Tibor Benke (benke@SFU.CA)
Wed, 4 Oct 1995 18:59:18 -0700

John McCreery wrote:

>When Tibor writes that "John succeeds in muddying
>my point by complicating the fable," his observation is
>accurate. That is precisely what I do. But unlike Tibor
>I don't conclude that continuing this process would
>lead to a "endlessly escalating cycle of sillyness." It
>might, in fact, help to illuminate the complexities of
>the world in which we live. Tibor himself does a nice
>job of this in drawing our attention to the ecological
>consequences of the bear's building a rice paddy.

John knows what he wants to do and does it. He can't always predict how
others might respond, but we cannot be responsible for everything. I
apologize. My only excuse is that I tend to paranoia. It is a result of
getting beat up a lot. Perspectives differ, in part, because experiences
differ and in part because temperaments and perceptual apparatuses
(apparati?) differ.

Tibor Benke