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

Dave Pape (
Tue, 17 Dec 1996 20:17:44 GMT

>> >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!

Erm, firstly, please don't think I'm being aggressive here, I should have
couched that mock-insult in smileys. What I meant was... I had this
momentary objectivity rush where I saw everyone willing to go to the wall
for thousands of conflicting "Truth"s... I suppose there must be a Way
Things Work, but I'm starting to believe (and this is accelerating, given
the nascent concensus on this List about Godel's Incompleteness Theorems)
that language and maths cannot get at it.

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

And you're not alone.

There is no such thing as anything.

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