RE: virus: Church of Virus/Memetics/Faith

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 2 Jun 1997 21:38:06 -0700

David McF wrote:

>I'm saying that the circularity of an argument lies on
>a continuum. Very tight circularity (e.g. The Bible is true because
>it says so in the Bible) is a logical fallacy. But if the circularity
>is extremely complex and indirect (like the body of scientific
>then it is not a logical fallacy (e.g. we know the age of the universe
>because we know the speed of light, and the distance of stars, and the
>nature of our instruments, and ... thousands if not millions of steps
>which are eventually, in the long run, self-referential).

This is a KEY insight! If you didn't read it the first time, read it

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