Re: virus: MS Flip Software Price

Sodom (
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 16:07:13 -0400

David McFadzean wrote:

> At 12:30 AM 10/10/97 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
> >achieve your goals in life. This is false for two reasons. First,
> there are
> >an infinity of maps of objective reality, all equally valid.
> Even if this is true, that doesn't mean all possible maps are equally
> valid.
> What if there are an infinity of wrong maps for every accurate map?
> > Second, the
> >memetic programming that equips you for maximum
> >enjoyment/fulfillment/success (by your own definition) in life in not
> 100%
> >aligned with the Truth (if there were such a thing). We have
> discussed both
> >of these problems at length on this list, but they are eternally
> slippery
> >for the human (Level-2) mind to grasp.
> Therefore only people who are deluded can maximize their
> enjoyment/fulfillment/success. I realize "deluded" has bad
> connotations here, but it is an accurate paraphrase of your claim.
> #include <level3/disclaimer.h>
> --
> David McFadzean
> Memetic Engineer
> Church of Virus

I'll guess at this one. YES, delusion is probably pretty important,
unless you can avoid value judgements entirely, and that is difficult at
best. I, however, take enjoyment/fulfillment/success by trying not to
delude myself - pretty circular eh?