Re: virus: Project #1: Virus Maxims

David McFadzean (
Tue, 22 Aug 1995 14:29:22 -0600

At 12:11 PM 8/18/95 -0600, I wrote:

>Let's see what we can come up with in the way of Virus Maxims.

Here is a proposal for Maxim #1:

All beliefs, statements, assertions, propositions, and yes, even
maxims, are provisional.

I think it is a good one to start off with because it fundamental,
non-intuitive, and tempers the rest of the list (whatever that
turns out to be). In a way, it embodies the scientific method in
that theories can never be proven, only improved. Any agreement?
dissent? suggestions? Or should I ask, does anyone believe it is
(provisionally :-) true? Hint: What about analytic statement?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Merak Projects Ltd.