Re: virus: Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 12:43:22 -0600

At 06:19 PM 10/18/97 -0400, Reed Konsler wrote:

>>false premises lead to false conclusions.
>In this case you don't need to worry. The premises of science
>and materialist logic (broadly defined) are non-falsifiable.

Is that true?

>>The evolution of complex knowledge structures.
>Who cares?

The people building them.

>>>>>What is the purpose of the Church of Virus?
>>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.
>Your second answer tastes like ash.

It was merely speculation, hinting at the fact that the purpose of
the CoV is what we make of it within the structure. Why do you say
it tastes like ash? Does Tim's suggestion of a meta-religion also
taste like ash?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus