Re: virus: Nature of Information

Sodom (
Thu, 16 Oct 1997 09:54:42 -0400

David McFadzean wrote:

> At 02:16 PM 10/15/97 -0400, Sodom wrote:
> >this will happen. It is a random event. On the other hand, it is
> >impossible for humans or computers to generate a random number. SO
> >Random events do happen, but WE have not figured how to directly
> cause a
> >random event.
> Random events cannot have a cause by definition. But there is a way
> around this apparent dilemma:
> "Doublethink means the power of holding two
> contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously,
> and accepting both of them." -- George Orwell
> --
> David McFadzean
> Memetic Engineer
> Church of Virus

At some level, this seems to be a "problem" almost everyone has, it's
easy to find contradictory beliefs in just about everyone's
philosophies, and generally these people accept this as OK. A good
example is accepting logic as accurate, but holding metaphysical beliefs
none-the-less. To me, this seems to be something to be eliminated, not
looked for. What am I missing here?