virus: Four Principles Digest

Reed Konsler (
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 14:57:50 -0500 (EST)

>From: Drakir <>
>Date: Thu, 03 Apr 1997 09:09:07 +0100
>Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:
>> Drakir wrote:
>> >Level 4 now?
>> Yes. There may be more.
>Are there any boundaries? Can there be a level 100?

>> They are still undocumented

>Then surely they don't exist. Since the levels are conceptual things,
>until you make them up, they are non-existant.

"VoM: the new SCIENCE of the meme" --emphasis, mine.
Richard has uncovered a true secret of the universe and is endevoring
to find more. The words might not have existed before, nor the
observations...but those levels exist just as surely as quantum levels
exist for electrons to occupy.

I'm completely serious about this.

In designating his pursuit a "science" Richard is insisting on the highest
level of criticism for his ideas that we are capable of...which is a measure
of his confidence that there is something useful to be learned here.
He is also admitting to his ultimate fallibility, and implying that eventually
everything he has described will be understood, eventually, to be more
or less inaccurate.

Either that, or he doesn't understand what science is. Or he believes that
he can use that word as he wishes to sell his book, and ignore it

I'm not sure which is true (or perhaps something I haven't mentioned) but
I think it's the first.


Reed Konsler