Re: virus: MS Weapon

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 6 Oct 1997 23:30:54 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 4 Oct 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> At 03:08 PM 10/4/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:
> >On Fri, 3 Oct 1997, David McFadzean wrote:
> >
> >> For every light that illuminates the real, there are an infinite number
> >> of lights that cast shadows of objects that don't exist.
> >
> >Nice proposition. Now *prove* it instead of tossing it off as a given.
> OK, let's say for the sake of argument that you live in Seattle.
> Tim lives in Seattle: true
> Tim lives in Vancouver: false
> Tim lives in New York: false
> Tim lives in L.A.: false
> Tim lives in Calgary: false
> Tim lives in London: false
> Tim lives in Beijing: false
> Tim lives on Mars: false
> ....
> Should I go on?
> I think it is obvious that there are infinitely more ways to be
> wrong than right.

We have different understandings of the analogy, I fear. I took "the
lights" in question to symbolize different beief systems. So it would
look like so:

Scientific Rationalism:
Tim lives in Seattle.

Tim lives in Seattle (and is an Aries).

Tim = Tim, and they both live in Seattle.

Tim lives in Seattle, but what kind of life is it anyway?

MS Flip:
Tim lives too near to Richard, but not quite as close to Tad (on modst
days,.. maybe).

Tests for the residence of this "Tim" seem to indicate "Seattle" at this
point in time. Further research is necessary.

Tim lives in a city with the lowest per capita chuch attendence in the
nation, and he isn't helping matters, the soulless pagan!

Tim lives.

-Prof. Tim (in Seattle--you can tell by the #@$%ing rain!)