Re: virus: Let it begin

David McFadzean (
Fri, 10 Mar 1995 12:24:47 -0700

At 11:07 PM 3/9/95 -0700, Duane Daniel Hewitt wrote:
>Are we going to be presenting ethics, aesthetics, epistemiology of Virus
>or the whole package on the Web.

The whole package, if there is more to Virus than the part that corresponds
to philosophical disciplines. BTW, I like "epistemiology", the study of
knowledge infections I presume :-)

>I phrased this innappropriately. The key is to concentrate on
>infecting non-cranks
>because they will be better vectors because they will have more
>credibility.. The cranks may also be vectors but probably less effective.


>We must have a mechanism in place for dissociating virus from them if

This is feasible as long as their is an "official" source of Virus,
i.e. us, the originators. I think there is a lesson to be learned from
the Objectivists here. As far as I can tell, there was a schism after
Rand's death and now there are two "popes": Peikoff and that other guy.
The Catholics manage to maintain integrity with an official hierarchy. The
question is, is it necessary?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer                Merak Projects Ltd.