Re: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Fri, 3 Oct 1997 11:16:53 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 3 Oct 1997, Wade T.Smith wrote:

> >> >The reason I think it would be a good research item is that this is a
> >> >very inconsequential act. But because of its nature the media has been
> >> >instrumental in disseminating it. It is the association of the behavior
> >> >to the word that describes it that is interesting to me.
> >> >
> >> >I know that this is vague. One must keep some secrets.
> Sorry, Marie, but science does not keep secrets. Shamanism does, though.
> You objection to discussing this is rejected.

Science keeps secrets while it's trying to run blind studies. It would be
interesting to see Marie write something up on the phenomenon she's
watching, if she's observed anything informative so far. If she's not
ready to do that yet, and doesn't want collaborators, then probably we
shouldn't be hearing hints about it either.