Re: virus: MS Weapon

Paul Prestopnik (
Wed, 1 Oct 1997 15:53:47 -0400

> From: Richard Brodie <>
> On Monday, September 29, 1997 2:59 PM, David McFadzean
[] wrote:
> > The thing I don't understand is why Level-3 gives you the power
> > to choose any belief system you want, so long as it is *not* the
> > rational/skeptical belief system (in which case you are still Level-2
> > apparently).
> Becaue reality is a sphere and your belief system is a square. You can't
ever touch more >than a few points at once.

I understand that no one belief system is completely correct, and that from
any one perspective one cannot see the entire picture. But from your
descriptions of level-3 it seems that in all seperate instances of time it
is necessary for one to be in a particular belief system; that level-3 is
not a specific belief system, but is merely the ability to change belief
systems, and to realize at all times that the way your are currently
perceiving reality may not be the only way, the best way, or even a correct
way. If these are true (please tell me if I have incorrectly understood
level-3 thought), isnt the scientific/rational/skeptical belief system one
of the best belief systems to spend time in. I realize that you need to be
aware of other perspectives, and be willing to change your belief system,
but doesnt the rational/skeptical/scientific belief system promote the
greatest opportunity for change to other systems?