Re: virus: Dealt a blow-

David McFadzean (
Thu, 12 Oct 1995 09:37:50 -0600

At 03:46 PM 10/11/95 -0400, Smith Wade wrote:
>Well, I think it's a blow....
>"Reason is powerless to found religions, although it is alone
> competent to judge them."
> -- George Santayana

If Santayana is implying that the ultimate reasons for founding
a religion can't be rational I'd have to agree for the simple
reason that axioms by definition cannot be logically derived.
Virus was founded under the assumption that it is better to
believe the truth than to find comfort in a falsehood. Is this
value rational, irrational or arational?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Merak Projects Ltd.