Re: virus: FWD: The nature of truth

Dave Pape (
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 13:16:45 GMT

At 15:42 18/02/97 -0800, Tad wrote:
>Jar 148 with Dave Pape wrote:
>>Anyway, we've had 2500 years of rationality based on logic and there's still
>>debate amongst scientists about how we think, how our bodies function, how
>>diseases work, how the ecology of Earth works, etc.
>Cool down, man :-) I may have bad news for you: it's almost certain we will
>never be able to know "all truth".

Don't care! Means you agree with me!

>>Prove to me that we can determine truth, because: As long as I doubt in any
>>way that we can (remember the middle name), then "we" have not determined
>>truth: "we" are in doubt because /I/ am in doubt. So "we can't determine
>>truth". I think that failing to convince me proves my case.
>OK, I am not going to prove anyting. It's an *axiom*. You either believe
>it or not. What Richard/David R. is trying to convey is that con-artists
>try to convince you that you are not capable of finding truth, so you are
>confused enough to follow them and believe their religion, Scientology,
>Level-3 meme-flexing, or whatever it is.

I don't believe you can find truth, and I don't think I'm too confused by

>Dave, please, if you want your memes to survive, whatever you do, don't
>trust those people!

In fact, I still want a fight about level 3!

Dave Pape
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