virus: The Ridicule Meme

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Sun, 02 Feb 1997 00:11:44 -0800

Richard wrote:
>David Rosdeitcher wrote:
>> Objectivist philosopher, Ayn Rand, made an important discovery:
>Let's first kill this word "discovery." Ayn Rand made an INVENTION, not
>a discovery. She put forth a set of three distinction-memes, ways of
>taking a knife and slicing up the universe.
>> the 3 philosophical axioms. Axioms are basic concepts that are implicit in
>>any statement about reality. Rand's 3 axioms are: 1) Existence-an external
>>reality exists.
>Translation: Let's create distinction-memes called "external reality"
>and "existence" and say that one is a property of the other.

Einstein used to be ridiculed with a little rhyme in German which went
something like this: Einstein -- which in German means "one stone" -- was
thinking and thinking and invented a theory. What will two stones invent?

Any theory can be ridiculed the way Richard approaches Ayn Rand.
E = mc2 can be "translated" to:

Let's create distinction-memes called "matter" and "energy" and say that one
is related to the other.

Where does it lead to?

The Ridicule Meme is a virus. This one is designed according to "the book"
(the words "kill" and "knife" are part of it's naive design). Good thing,
David seems to be immune. I am impressed. The Objectivist Vaccine (OV)

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159