Subject: Re: on the relations of traditional CS theory to modern programming practice
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 04:24:30 -0500
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp,comp.lang.functional
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Thant Tessman <> wrote:
| day I just managed to figure out that the pursuit of Buddhist 
| selflessness is just as egotistical an act as anything else, if not
| more so.

Uh... Selflessness is not soemthing that one pursues [unless one is
very confused]. Rather, the term "selflessness" is simply a description
of how things *are*, no matter how we wish it were otherwise. [At least,
that's what I've been taught...]

| At what point does eastern nihilism become nothing more than 
| philosophical masturbation?

Well, don't forget that Madhyamaka rejects *both* nihilism & eternalism.


p.s. I'm trying to think of a way to bring this back on-topic,
but I'm drawing a blank, so I'll just quit while I'm behind...

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