Re: virus: Axioms versus falsification of theories

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 15:34:40 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 19 Sep 1997, Eric Boyd wrote:

> [clip] ...we don=92t get
> the chance to *verify* everything we learn, let alone try to falsify
> it. I have to believe; I have to stand on others=92 shoulders, who
> themselves stood on others=92 shoulders, ad nausium. "Faith" may be a
> cardinal Virus sin, but it=92s necessary.

Hmmm... is <faith> then the "original sin" of Virus? Is it the necessary
act of transgression that casts one out of the garden and its innocence
("for they were naked and unafraid") and in the real world of complexity
and choice? And the need for redemption?

-Prof. Tim