Re: virus: God and Level-3

David McFadzean (
Sun, 30 Mar 1997 15:30:26 -0700

At 10:35 PM 30/03/97 +0100, Tony Hindle wrote:

>>Not always. Sure beliefs can be self-fulfilling to some extent
>>but beliefs certainly do not govern objective reality.
> I agree (Ok I can think of a counterexample, When you are
>drunk, you get a meme inside you that causes you to sleep with a

I didn't say beliefs can't affect reality, obviously they can.
I just meant that beliefs do not determine reality.

>>> Ok. The true maximum equals 0.9*subject's belief.
>>Doesn't that break down for totally unrealistic beliefs?
> Yes. Try this
> True maximum equals f(subject's belief).

OK, pretend that you graph the function, the subject's belief
of maximum achievable goals on the x-axis vs. actual goals
achieved on the y axis. There has to be a true maximum y
value somewhere on that graph. That is what I'm asking for.
Just pick a number, it doesn't matter what it is.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus