RE: virus: Re: Social Metaphysics

David McFadzean (
Sat, 04 Oct 1997 16:15:17 -0600

At 05:09 AM 10/4/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:

>I think the most obvious example is: what are you
>trying to achieve? Logic can be a very useful
>tool, but you have to set your goals, decide what
>you want to do with your tools, without it. This
>is where religion, art, etc can come into the

Good answer, thanks. I agree that logic by itself
can't tell you what your values should be, but I
wouldn't want to give it up when figuring out what
is possible, and what is entailed by holding certain

Say I decide I value Nature (on arational grounds for
the sake of argument). I could then decide I like
wildlife so much I'm going to go shoot me an animal
and mount its head on my wall. Or I could give my
money and support to my favourite national park.
(If the shooting example seems perverse, then stop
dissing logic (Tim!))

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus