Re: virus: Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 16:41:36 -0600

At 12:20 PM 10/17/97 -0400, Reed Konsler wrote:

>>Is it just a rationalization, or is it true?
>Why does that matter to you?

Because false premises lead to false conclusions.

>>>A universal operating system makes transmission of information
>>>faster...but to what purpose?
>>I think there is more to it than faster transmission of

The evolution of complex knowledge structures.

>>>What is the purpose of the Church of Virus?
>>The official purpose or the hidden agenda? :-)
>>But seriously, I'll wait for others to answer first.

Eric's answer "To fight Faith, and evangelize Rationality and Memetics."
is partially right. That seemed to be the purpose when I was first
infected (and I am the First Host). Maybe it just wants to survive
and it will adopt whatever secondary purposes it needs to in order
to grow.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus