RE: virus: Incredulity

David McFadzean (
Thu, 13 Mar 1997 10:19:38 -0700

At 02:07 PM 12/03/97 -0800, Richard Brodie wrote:
>David McF wrote:
>>I'm suggesting that incredulity is justified in some cases. Like if
>>a situation is logically impossible, then is it reasonable to be
>>incredulous. Or when someone claims that a miracle happened in the
>>past which breaks physical laws (definition of miracle) then it is
>>reasonable to say, "I can't believe that is true." Would you discard
>>that argument out of hand?
>Not at all. But one has to admit that one has faith in rationality.

Absolutely not. Belief in the virtues of rationality is not without
good evidence. And nothing is beyond criticism, including rationality.
There is no faith involved.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus