Re: virus: accurate statements vs The Absolute Truth

David McFadzean (
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 20:57:49 -0700

> I view a logical impossibility as a content-free impossibility, while a
> physical impossibility [for instance] needs formal [if not actual]
> meaning to be impossible.
> I don't think this really addresses the issue 'which is more

I view a physical impossibility as one contingent on the laws of the
universe we occupy, while a logical impossibility is impossible across
all possible universes. This makes the logical impossibility more
general, and in a sense, more fundamental.

e.g. As far as we know it is impossible for a massive object to travel
at 400,000 km/s, but we can imagine another universe where the speed
of light is different. It is logically impossible to be simultaneously
travelling faster than light and slower than light (relative to the
same object).

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus