RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Robin Faichney (
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 10:13:28 +0100

> From: David McFadzean[]
> At 01:34 PM 9/30/97 -0700, Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:
> >>If you're getting at what I think you're getting at here --
> >>which I admit is questionable -- then these people are
> >>saying not <A>=A, but (A=A)=(<A>=<A>).
> >
> >In fact they said: (A=A) not = (<A>="A")
> Perhaps one of you would be kind enough to translate these
> into English?
> (A=A)=(<A>=<A>)
Translation: The Objectivist Axiom, A=A, says nothing
about reality, it's just playing with memes. Literally,
any given meme is the same as itself. As memes are
items of information, whose distinguishing feature is
its numerical identity, ie no matter how many
instances of it exist, one item of info remains just one
item, so A=A is tautologous. I believe that makes it
invalid as an axiom, but I have to admit I'm not well
up on formal systems, and will welcome any