Re: virus: MEME UPDATE: To Censor Or Not?

Dave Pape (
Tue, 17 Dec 1996 01:07:15 GMT

At 11:59 16/12/96 -0600, Zaimoni wrote:

[About me]
>> Wahey. So, we need to ban the words True and Truth from our discussions,
>> then. I find arguing memetics very difficult; in many ways, because of these
>> "no such thing as truth" and "parallel, evolutionary memetic processing
>> simulates, but is NOT, logical, serial processing", I'd like to give up the
>> pretence of being logical in my arguments. The process would actually be
>> quite similar though.... you'd be firing memes at each other, presented in
>> as internally consistent a way as you could. It's just that, rather than
>> trying to force your arguments into a linear narrative, it would all look a
>> bit more hypertextual, like a whole branch of ideas-space delivered in the
>> same batch.
>No, we *don't* need to ban True and Truth from discussions with me. It
>seems to be a good idea with some others, though.

Hang on! EVERYONE thinks that THEY know the Truth! That was the thing that
originally alerted me to the possibility that there WAS no universal Truth!
You cheatypants!

There is no such thing as anything.

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