RE: virus: C of V: Another Religion

Dan Plante (
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 16:18:48 -0800

At 11:14 PM 1/30/97 EST, David Rosdeitche wrote:
>Hi. I've been getting a variety of responses from my post entitled: C of V:
>Another Religion. This is a very active and interesting list and I'd like to
>reply to the feedback I got so far.

snip (summary of this thread so far)

>bad or false. Furthermore, this would make it possible to know when certain
>dishonest people manipulate others through 'good memes'.
> Objectivism will dominate cyberspace through natural selection. Most
>will acknowledge when something is logically true or false, (like Thadeusz who
>pointed out that the 'distinction-meme' idea was self-refuting and Dan P who
>showed why axioms are valid.) Also, when hoaxes are exposed, people won't
>to them. In cyberspace, irrationality gets busted.

Uh-oh. A clear and rational thinker.
Can't have that!
(Now, where's that 'Smite Thee' button....)

The Metasystem Transition History of the "Dan Plante" System

initial conditions = data (conception)
control of data = information (conception to puberty)
control of information = knowledge (puberty to marriage)
control of knowledge = wisdom (marriage to divorce)