Re: virus: Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 15:25:26 -0600

At 03:15 PM 10/21/97 -0400, Reed Konsler wrote:

>Is the APPEARANCE of the objective universe the same as saying
>it is real? That conflation is the premise of science, and of Objectivism.
>I'm am, again, not saying that it is inaccurate. I am simply asserting
>that there is no experiment which would refute it, and that it is
>thus non-falsifiable.

I'm not so sure your assertion is correct. I recently described an
experiment involving a ghost that (I thought) would distinguish
an objectivist universe from a subjectivist one. Was it somehow

>Who cares? I'm not playing games. Perhaps I should rephrase the
>To what end? For what purpose? Why?

Are you going to ask why to every purpose until we arrive at
some core values that are their own respective reason?

>I choose not to answer the question at this time. What is the purpose
>of the Church of Virus? I think this is an important question, but
>I haven't seen more than a hint of an answer...

Here are some more hints (in no particular order)

- to promote critical thinking
- to see if it is possible to base a religion on memetics
- to have conversations with people around the world
- to collaborate on a piece of conceptual art
- to help create an interesting future
- to convince the world that everyone can be a scientist and an artist
- to experiment with memes and meme-propagation
- to send our fave memes and genes off world to ensure long term survival

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus