RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Robin Faichney (
Tue, 30 Sep 1997 10:40:43 +0100

> From: Tadeusz Niwinski[]
> Robin wrote:
> >Would you say that consistency is driving email
> >the same way as gravity drives a falling rock?
> >
> >I'd suggest that, in both cases, consistency is
> >just one of a number of prerequisites.
> Of course consistency is needed in all three cases: email, rock
> falling, and
> evolution. I see gravity as a prerequisite #1 for the rock and
> consistency
> as #1 for evolution (what would the #1 for email be?).
My main point, in these terms, is that I don't believe you
can come up with any good rationale for such ordering.
Eg, why isn't consistency #1 for the falling rock, and
gravity #2? You could argue for ever about it, and get
nowhere, because if two things are both prerequisites,
then they are both equally necessary.

> It was questioning if reality is consistent (a year ago) which
> prompted me
> to realize that evolution would be impossible without consistency.
> What other important prerequisites do we need for evolution to occur?
Replication with *variation*!!!!! :-)