Re: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

David McFadzean (
Sun, 28 Sep 1997 14:37:29 -0600

At 01:08 PM 9/26/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>Eva has offered us a starting point with memes. David, could you do the
>same with by giving us a synonim for "faith" and "rational" and "reality"
>that is more technically percise to your purposes? (Make a word up if you
>have to!) It may help.

OK, I'm looking for a noun to describe deviation from the skeptical position,
where the degree of belief that X is true of false is not commensurate with
the evidence for and against X. Any ideas?

I'm also looking for adjective to describe behavior that it the same you
would observe if the behaver is rational agent with reasonable goals. How
the agent actually generates the behavior is irrelevant to this concept.
Again, I'm taking suggestions.

As for reality, I just think it is important to differentiate what actually
is the case from what seems to be the case, acknowledging of course that
the former can only be inferred from the latter.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus