RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 3 Oct 1997 11:13:35 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 2 Oct 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> At 11:13 AM 10/2/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:
> >And all the evidence you have for your *faith* does not make it
> >any less of a faith.
> And science is just another religion, right?

Science is not "just" anything. It is /one/ of the best tools around.
But its adherents do tend to be less *flexible* in their views and more
convinced theirs are the *only* correct ones than most other
fundamentalists, to be sure.

Would you be willing to disprove me in this by example, David?!?

> When has the church ever lost faith in a deity?

It does it about as often as science/rationalism admits it has weaknesses.
(And behaves like it means it!)

> Not all beliefs are based on faith. If they were, then faith becomes a
> meaningless word.

And yours a meaningless battle as well, no?

A scary thought to be sure.

-Prof. Tim