Re: virus: New Ideas

Tony Hindle (
Tue, 27 May 1997 03:09:35 +0100

In message <>, Dave Pape
<> writes
>I think I made a later point about 'faith contests' in religions, whereby
>often there's a negative judgement attached to people raising doubts about
>articles of faith. An analogue of... replicating experiments being frowned
>on in a scientific context.

The analogy is a beauty. This is really the difference between
all scientific knowledge and all religious knowledge. The scientists
could all discover the same knowledge in isolated environments although
this would slow down progress but the religious people have to meet up
to make sure they all pretend the same thing.

Tony Hindle.