Re: virus: Logical beliefs

Chitren Nursinghdass (
Sat, 31 May 1997 22:31:45 +0200

At 11:04 31/05/97 -0600, vous avez écrit:
>> From: Chitren Nursinghdass <>
>> Date: Saturday, May 31, 1997 5:30 AM
>> if you accept the possibility of an autocatalytic set of memes,
>> then you also accept that that "starting points" in reasoning
>> are like axioms in maths. You just have to believe in some points.
>I do accept the possibility of autocatalytic sets of memes. I do
>not accept that autocatalytic sets have starting points.
>> The very idea of an autocatalytic set reminds me of what we usually
>> term circular arguments.
>Only for very small sets.

For larger sets, the cyclic path may be longer but it's still cyclic.
What I meant is that there's no good or bad in circular arguments.

You just have to start somewhere.