Subject: Re: Design patterns for Lisp
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 16:14:41 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* Xah Lee <>
| It is apparent to me, that you don't know much philosophy, don't know
| much about the evolution of philosophy from Greeks to modern. I don't
| claim to be an expert at these, but i don't make clueless remarks about
| things i don't know.

  It is apparent to me that Kent Pitman knows a great deal of philosophy as
  such and indeed the philosophies of several disciplines.  It is apparent
  to me because of the questions he asks.  This would not be apparent to
  someone who thought that philosophy provided answers.

  The past is not more important than the future, despite what your culture
  has taught you.  Your future observations, conclusions, and beliefs are
  more important to you than those in your past ever will be.  The world is
  changing so fast the balance between the past and the future has shifted.