RE: virus: MS Weapon

Robin Faichney (
Sat, 4 Oct 1997 10:12:41 +0100

> From: David McFadzean[]
> At 11:02 AM 10/3/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:
> >If you found a light that cast shadows of objects that didn't exist,
> >wouldn't you want to find out about what strange propeties such a
> light
> >possessed that made it differnt from the others?
> For every light that illuminates the real, there are an infinite
> number
> of lights that cast shadows of objects that don't exist. If there are
> more
> than one light in the first category, I would find them vastly more
> interesting.
I have to back Tim up on this one: what kind of light
casts shadows of objects that don't exist? Nothing
comes out of nothing. By your own creed, such
shadows must have *some* cause, even though it's
not the object you might first suppose. Seems to
me everything, without exception, is of potentially
equal interest, and it is only due to our own
limitations that we don't view the universe thus.

Do you think maybe that you just prefer the
physical sciences to such as psychology, due to
the "softness" (ie complexity) of the latter?