Re: virus: Gyoto Monks

David McFadzean (
Sat, 12 Jul 1997 10:57:38 -0600

At 11:51 AM 12/07/97 -0400, Reed Konsler wrote:

>It's a parody, Stephen. I was trying to be absurd. You were so full

I should have known there was more to this thread than a good
old fashioned flame war :-)

>This is what I mean. All communication is based in faith.

If you mean that all communication is based on assumptions that
are not intrinsically tautological (John's "faith"), I agree.
But if you mean our strength of belief necessarily deviates from
that indicated by available evidence (David's "faith") I disagree.

I'm going to assume you meant the former (despite that fact it
is not intrinsically tautological) because doing so would in no way
contradict available evidence. (Can you tell I'm a Hofstadter fan? :-)

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus