RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Brett Lane Robertson (
Tue, 30 Sep 1997 15:41:56 -0500

You claimed my conjecture was a tautology and I am demonstrating that
it is not because it is falsifiable, and therefore it is not
necessarily true. What did you mean by tautology?

David McFadzean


"I'm" saying that a tautology *is* falsifiable if it is put into a
teleological form (a joke becomes a riddle...a statement becomes a command
or a question); and, the teleology is further falsifiable if it is put into
an axiomatic form (though this point is complicated, the axiom must be both
varifiable and falsifiable from several perspectives). This would, in turn
make the fasifiable form of an axiom to be a "tautology". (Oh by the way,
this would *varify* the original tautology).


Rabble Sonnet Retort
"Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns
it, and finds himself no wiser than before," Bokonon tells
us. "He is full of murderous resentment of people who are
ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard

Kurt Vonnegut, "Cat's Cradle"