RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 10:02:14 -0700

I don't know when you will realize that your position is
self-contradictory, David. There is no such thing as a point, as a
Cartesian plane, as polar coordinates. These are all abstractions,
approximations, lies-to-children.

who almost moved to Norway to teach Cartesian geometry, but fortunately
realized just in time that it would be putting Descartes before the Norse.

Richard Brodie
Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
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On Tuesday, September 23, 1997 8:28 AM, David McFadzean
[] wrote:
> At 12:32 AM 9/23/97 -0700, Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:
> >Now we assume we know what is "true". In order to use logic we have to
> >agree on some terms and their meaning. The PCR and "maybe" camps may
> >question the truth itself. How do we define "truth"?
> That which is in accordance with the actual state of affairs. Isomorphic
> objective reality. Note that I make no claim that there is such thing as
> Truth with a capital T [1]. There are different ways to express the
> e.g. if a point is located at cartesian co-ordinates (3, 4) it is also
> that the point is located at polar co-ordinates (5, 53o)[2]. No framework
> objectively better than another, though some will be more useful given
> certain criteria. Once the mapping is found between two frameworks, true
> statements using one framework can be translated to true statements in
> other framework.
> [1] I have learned to only mention the Truth around people who understand
> as a reference to objective reality itself.
> [2] Assuming that the 90o axis is in line with the y-axis, of course.
> --
> David McFadzean
> Memetic Engineer
> Church of Virus