Re: virus: Memetic evolution

Lather. Rinse. Repeat. (
Fri, 22 Mar 1996 09:39:08 -0700 (MST)

On Sat, 23 Mar 1996, Mitchell Porter wrote:

> "There are no eternal truths" - is that an eternal truth itself?
> I've sometimes heard it said that "every scientific theory is replaced
> eventually", but I see no reason to suppose that this will always be so.

Okay, I'm really speaking out of my league here, but didn't Godel's
Incompleteness Theorem assert something to the effect that no system of
human thought could ever be both complete and without self-contradiction?

If this is the case, then I suspect that we will at least continue
refining our scientific theories for as long as we exist.