RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 30 Sep 1997 11:04:23 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 29 Sep 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> OK, let's say for the sake of argument that we live in a world that
> is an ongoing creation of an all-powerful, all-knowing god. In this world,
> reality has no physical basis, it just appears that way because this god
> makes it so. Now say two people are arguing over the existence of angels,
> one says they exist and one says they don't (except in fiction and the
> imagination, ie. <angels> exist but not real angels). Since the world
> and everything in it are this god's creation, he can make it so that
> angels actually exist for one person, and do not exist for the other.
> So the statement and its negation are both true and both false in this
> world, even though "angel" and "exist" are unambiguous.

Thanks I understand now. Is this conversation about angels taking place
on the North Pole, by any chance? :-)

-Prof. Tim