Re: virus: Incredulity

David McFadzean (
Wed, 05 Mar 1997 17:44:53 -0700

At 06:49 PM 05/03/97 -0500, Reed Konsler wrote:
>Just becuase you cannot imagine something, does not make
>it unreal or impossible. Our conception does not define
> a positive (X is true) or in a negative
>(X cannot be true) way.

What about the Incoherence Argument such as the proof
of the non-existence of BOD:

1. BOD is a benevolent omnipotent deity.
2. Since It is benevolent, it wishes to end human suffering.
3. Since It is omnipotent, it has the power to end human suffering.
4. Human suffering exists.
5. Therefore BOD does not exist.

The conclusion follows because *we can't imagine* propositions
1-4 being simultaneously true, so it is an argument from
incredulity (like, I claim, all logical arguments).

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus