I never said that I believe anything. I said that astrology and numerology are the most interesting and useful topics which I have come across. That has nothing to do with your biased view of astrology as superstition, but with understanding the roots of discernment, and the depths of psychology. > Given that Craig is in the habit of saying in nearly every post that > consciousness is definitely X but consciousness is most certainly not Y I > wondered what other methods he used to become so knowledgeable in the ways > of philosophy; so I asked if he also believed that examining the entrails > of a chicken can foretell the future but he did not answer. > I'll pretend that you are really asking a question here, rather than just spreading your bigotry - which is insulting to Bruno btw, as you aren't even talking to him but just using his participation to leverage your tantrum. If you were genuinely asking about prediction and divination, then I would answer that anything can be used as an oracle as far as being a prop to access super-personal insights - changing channels on the TV, flipping coins for the I Ching, pulling cards, rolling dice, etc. The result however is not, in my experience, a prediction, but an impersonal commentary on the moment/circumstance in which you are participating. Using entrails or any other spooky aesthetics for this kind of thing might change your results if it helped put you into a more sensitive mood, but I wouldn't know. > I think its a perfectly reasonable question given that all 3 were very > popular during the medieval dark ages and prediction by means of chicken > entrails is not one bit more imbecilic than astrology or numerology, so I > just wondered if he had gone 2/3 of the way toward being a perfectly > respectable member of the dark ages or if he had gone all the way. > It would be reasonable coming from an honest person. When it comes from someone who values winning arguments over the truth, then it is just so much sniggering and spit. Craig > > John K Clark > > > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.