RE: virus: MS Weapon

Tim Rhodes (
Sat, 4 Oct 1997 15:16:22 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 4 Oct 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> >> You can't. I'm just saying that it worthwhile making sure
> >> to the best of one's ability that what one thinks makes
> >> a difference actually does make a difference (which again
> >> requires the scientific/rational belief system).
> >
> >It isn't the only way, David!!! It is not a requirement!
> Do you think that adding three exclamation points to your assertion
> makes it true?
> If you can think of another way, let's examine it. If you can't
> think of one, how about aesthetics as a substitute for rationality?
> Or would that be a straw man?

Your way or no way, huh? Not even the possibility that there may be other
ways, huh? And you were the one telling me you weren't a fundamentalist,

If it was 500 BC and I couldn't offer you another explanation for the
world, other than it being flat, would that make you right?

/This/ kind of science doesn't seem like much of an improvement to me.

-Prof. Tim