virus: Belief and Knowledge

Reed Konsler (
Thu, 17 Jul 1997 12:44:22 -0400 (EDT)

>Date: Wed, 16 Jul 1997 03:06:35 -0500
>From: Josh Logan <>

>> Sure. But who cares? Have you seen MIB? Very funny. If something
>> is generally experinenced it gets into the media. The media is also full
>> of shit becuase, in general, that's what people like. One needs to get
>> experienced filtering out the shit. This process is refered to as "critical
>> thinking" and is the basis of science.
>I'm sorry, this is my first stab at this. But, isn't part of really
>understanding memes the not filtering out of what you label bullshit?
>If people just automatically filtered out what they thought was
>bullshit, then it would be very hard to convince them of anything short
>of complete media saturation. I'm just trying to figure out whether
>this group is trying to promote openness towards information or
>awareness of information.

Wow, you're good.
I'd have to say I completely agree with that.

Maybe the key is that life isn't like a dictonary, the meaning of a word
vibrates as a harmonic is memespace. When I say a word I don't mean
one of the possible defintions, but all of them...which is why words
must be chosen with care.

Also, all evaluations must be done internally and instantaneously. I'm telling
you that there is lots of bullshit out there, which I think everybody
recognizes in one sense of another. Now exactly where the bullshit is, I
can't tell you becuase I don't really know. I can give you my opinion...

Which is that what I say is mostly bullshit.

That's Zen, and Science, and even (I swear I hear a voice from far away)
Christianity...and so much else...


Reed Konsler