Re: virus: The Discipline of Translation

David McFadzean (
Tue, 1 Jul 1997 10:18:27 -0600

> From: John Williams <>
> Date: Tuesday, July 01, 1997 3:52 AM
> I think I can see your point there, if by "factual" statements you mean
> statements that are presented as fact -- not as opinion -- and *not*
> statements that *are* factual, as in 2+2=4, Joe came in first, the price
> of tea in china is...

I mean statements that may or may not be true like "Santa Claus lives
at the north pole" or "Marilyn Monroe was murdered". It is not at all
clear that value judgements like "NIN rules" and normative statements
like "the government should be abolished" can be true in the same sense
that factual statements about the world can be true.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus