RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

Tim Rhodes (
Sat, 4 Oct 1997 14:47:01 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 3 Oct 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

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

Yes, but I can't speak for Richard. But admitting you are wrong was not
my question, David.

Are you willing to admit that others *might also be right* despite the
fact that you yourself have yet to be proven wrong?

This is the high hurtle! The other is a matchbox by comparison.

-Prof. Tim