RE: virus: Argument from Incredulity

Wright, James 7929 (
Thu, 24 Apr 97 08:27:00 EDT

Reed wrote:
>James said:
>Much of this discussion seems to me to be related to Reed's "argument
>from incredulity"

>I was introduced to this idea explicitly by Dennett in "Darwin's
Idea". ...
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>And thus any argument from incredulity:
> "I can't believe X is Y"
> is more a description of one's mind-set (or, if you
> meme-set) than of reality.<
Totally agree.