Re: virus: Memetics, Intent, and Salvation

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 22 Aug 1997 11:31:12 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 21 Aug 1997, Eric Boyd wrote:

> The only way around this I can see is this: to arrive at an objective
> truth from intersubjective agreement, *everyone* has to agree. But
> since we don't have time to consult *everyone* on *every* issue (and, in
> fact, such a thing would be impossible, for we can never actually say we
> have asked *everything*... what about the little green men on mars?),
> science makes do with saying that if everyone who *tests* for something
> finds it, then it is objective.
> Compromises, eh?

Hmmm... interesting. So "science" is the Consensus Reality of the
"testers" then? Very interesting.

-Prof. Tim