Re: virus: Sham(an) again

David McFadzean (
Tue, 16 Sep 1997 15:19:18 -0600

At 08:52 AM 9/16/97 -0700, Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:

>There's no such thing as the supernatural (and see Robin's reply too).

Hey, if we can all agree on this point we can move to the next (game) level!

>Actually, I'd be inclined to say science is a form of magic. But if you
>prefer it the other way around, that's fine too. They're both valid ways
>of looking at it, depending on which aspects you want to concentrate on.


>By "real magical powers" I presume you mean classical fairy-tale magic
>where someone waves her wand and turns a mouse into a carriage horse, and
>the like. I would call such a person a "fairy godmother". :) Seriously,
>I'd call em a storybook magician.

OK, would I be using the term correctly if I said the Judeo-Christian God
is a storybook magician? (If that's offensive to Judeo-Christians we should
look for another word).

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus