RE: virus: Project #1: Virus Maxims

David McFadzean (
Mon, 28 Aug 1995 11:46:07 -0600

At 09:39 AM 8/25/95 PDT, A sad tree newt wrote:

>What is:
> 1) Man controls its own destiny.
> 2) Out universe is guided by a set of physical laws which apply to all
>beings in it.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but are these 2 covered by this one:

"Supernatural entities (gods, ghosts, angels, faeries, etc.) and
supernatural phenomena (miracles, precognition, faith healing,
reincarnation etc.) exist only in the imagination."

The assertion that humanity controls its own destiny can be derived
from the non-existence of controlling gods, forces or spirits.

It should also be noted that the assertion that myths exist only
in the imagination doesn't say that they are meaningless (without

> 3) The potential of Man is unbounded.

Doesn't this contradict the part about everything being governed
by physical laws?

>What should be:
> 1) Laisse Faire, to each his own, get outta my face ...... etc
> (The rest should take care of its self at this point)

I agree with the intent, but an effective maxim should be more
eloquent than "get outta my face" (imho). If no-one objects to
the proposal, can someone come up with a better phrasing?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Merak Projects Ltd.