RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 16:54:49 -0700

The point, my friend, is that EVERYTHING is a metaphor. I am sure you will
agree with this. Yet when you start digging in you heels and talking about
"reasonable" as if it meant something other than whatever interpretation we
happen to give it today, I think you may lose sight of this basic truth.


Richard Brodie
Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
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On Tuesday, September 23, 1997 10:36 AM, David McFadzean
[] wrote:
> At 10:02 AM 9/23/97 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
> >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.
> Obviously you missed the point (or I failed to make myself clear).
> I was using geometry simply as a metaphor. Did anyone get it?
> --
> David McFadzean
> Memetic Engineer
> Church of Virus