RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 23:20:53 -0700

On Friday, September 26, 1997 5:52 PM, David McFadzean
[] wrote:
> 1. It is not a tautology that logic is consistent.

Is not consistency an axiom of a logical system? I.e., a statement is
either true or false but not both?

> 2. I wasn't talking about the consistency of logic.

When you use the word "true" you are, in my mind, talking about logic.
Truth is a property of a logical proposition. Truth is not a property of
reality. Birds, universes, and photons are not "true" or "false."

> 3. I didn't and wasn't trying to prove anything.

I'll back down on this. You were explaining your point of view. I want to
show you that "consistency"

> 4. Which 'reality' are you talking about?

Is there more than one?

> Let me rephrase to be more clear:
> Are true isosemantic statements about objective reality
non-contradictory? Yes or no?

Yes. True isosemantic statements about anything are, by definition,
non-contradictory. And that tells you nothing about reality.

Richard Brodie
Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
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