Re: virus: Logic

David McFadzean (
Tue, 07 Oct 1997 12:40:12 -0600

At 07:54 PM 10/6/97 -0400, D.H.Rosdeitcher wrote:

>I'd like to address a problem that has to do with logic. Logical
>propositions, which are true, get used to define reality in a way that does
>not make sense. For instance, I recently read an article about how the
>free-market economy gets justified with a philosophy based on the following

I disagree. If the proposition is true that it does make sense. And if
it doesn't make sense then it probably isn't very true (like your free-market
economy example). I don't think anyone has ever suggested that logic will
give you the right answers no matter what you use for axioms. Rather, every
argument is an extended conditional (if all the premises are true, then the
conclusion must be true). If any premises are false, then the argument is
invalid even if it is sound.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus