Re: virus: Church of Virus/Memetics/Faith

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 23 May 1997 14:14:34 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 21 May 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> At 06:55 PM 21/05/97 -0600, J. Houston Williams wrote:
> > Often, to distinguish between rational faith & anti-rational faith,
> > the term "blind faith" is used for the later.
> Rather than confusing matters by having rational faith and irrational
> faith, it makes more sense to define all faith as irrational (and I
> don't think you have to stretch the definition at all to do just that).
> Of course some types of faith are more irrational than others.

I should like to point out for John's benefit, that there are some of us
here that value the place of irrationality in the spectrum of mental

-Prof. Tim