Re: virus: Church of Virus/Memetics/Faith

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 23 May 1997 14:21:06 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 21 May 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> There is a well established process for evaluating the reasonableness of
> hypotheses, including but not limited to: How well does it fit with
> empirical evidence? Does it postulate any unnecessary or unknown
> entities or forces? Does it contradict any of our existing assumptions?
> etc.

Does it confer on the holder a benifit that outweighs any possible losses
incured through its use?

-Prof. Tim