RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

David McFadzean (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 15:20:14 -0600

At 01:10 PM 9/26/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>On Fri, 26 Sep 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

>> True statements about thoughts are not contradictory.
>> 1. Robin once had a thought about Silly Putty(tm).
>> 2. Robin has never thought about Silly Putty(tm).
>This tells us about the consistancy of true statements, but nothing about
>thoughts that are not "true statements". Try again.

My mistake. I didn't mean that objective reality is consistent, I meant
that true isosemantic[1] statements about objective reality are consistent.

[1] New word, meaning that the meaning of words doesn't change from one
statement to the next. For example here is an apparent contradiction:
1. This man is blue.
2. This man is not blue.

The statements are not isosemantic if they refer to different men, or if
"blue" in the first sentence means the man is depressed while "blue"
refers to the color blue in the second sentence.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus