virus: Discoveries and Inventions

Reed Konsler (
Mon, 3 Feb 1997 13:41:31 -0500

>From: Dave Pape <>
>Date: Sun, 2 Feb 1997 22:00:26 GMT
>Subject: Re: virus: Re: virus-digest V2 #27
>Inventions are engineering metasystems which emerge from the interaction of
>memes, organisms (largely human), and the components of the inventions

Are emergent phenomena discovered? How about conciousness?

Place a verb in this sentence:

The internet was _________ by people.

Invent, create, discover, assemble... To the extent you hold one of these
to be true, or another false, you are falling into the same arguments over
definition that we've been falling into here again and again.

Language particles are not logically atomic and rigidly defined...or else
there could be no poetry.

I agree with Richard. An unreflective faith in consistency is as
memetically sterile as an unreflective faith in God. Both may have their
uses; neither is universal.


Reed Konsler