RE: virus: MS Weapon

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 22:03:27 -0700

On Wednesday, October 1, 1997 12:54 PM, Paul Prestopnik
[] wrote:
> I understand that no one belief system is completely correct, and that
> any one perspective one cannot see the entire picture. But from your
> descriptions of level-3 it seems that in all separate instances of time
> is necessary for one to be in a particular belief system; that level-3 is
> not a specific belief system, but is merely the ability to change belief
> systems, and to realize at all times that the way your are currently
> perceiving reality may not be the only way, the best way, or even a
> way. If these are true (please tell me if I have incorrectly understood
> level-3 thought), isn't the scientific/rational/skeptical belief system
> of the best belief systems to spend time in. I realize that you need to
> aware of other perspectives, and be willing to change your belief system,
> but doesn't the rational/skeptical/scientific belief system promote the
> greatest opportunity for change to other systems?

I can't argue with anything you said, but you said it from within a Level-2
model, so don't take my agreement as a stamp of approval that there's
nothing left to say on the subject, nothing left to learn.

Richard Brodie
Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
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