Re: virus: MEME UPDATE: To Censor Or Not?
Tue, 17 Dec 1996 09:38:59 -0600 (CST)

On Tue, 17 Dec 1996, Dave Pape wrote:

> 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!


If *I* knew the truth, I would be deiformed, if not God Himself. I'm not
there yet.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd