RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

David McFadzean (
Fri, 03 Oct 1997 12:25:18 -0600

At 11:13 AM 10/3/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>On Thu, 2 Oct 1997, David McFadzean wrote:
>> 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?!?

Yes, science make no claim to the Truth and scientists have admitted
they were wrong countless times. I am willing to admit I am wrong
and have given examples of conditions that would falsify my position.
Are you? Is Richard?

>> 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!)

I don't think so. (see above)

>> 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.

It is difficult to imagine a worse insult.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus