Re: virus: Perspectives

Wade T.Smith (
Thu, 17 Jul 97 17:45:20 -0400

>Just thought of this: some points of view can be very
>concisely expressed by filling in these blanks:
>The world is a _________ that needs to be _____________.
>scientist: The world is a pattern that needs to be understood.
>engineer: The world is a problem that needs to be solved.
>author (I'm just speculating here):
>The world is a novel that needs to be written.

I have always thought that the term E=MC^2 was not only one of the
simplest ways to mathematically describe reality, but also a poetic
(language) common denominator- such that 'great truths' (or at least
simple platitudes) may come from using such a format.

All the sentences David used above fit this pattern....

In essence, it is Thing A is like Thing B modified by Process C....

This is a tautological argument.


Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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