Re: The story-telling ape (was virus: Logic)

Marie Foster (
Wed, 22 Oct 1997 09:57:54 -0700

gomorrah wrote:
. To deny the experience would be contradictory to my
> personal experience. To define it as a greater reality would be a step of
> faith, "believing in something without evidence or contradictory evidence."

This is a useful clarification. I have been reluctant to ask how
personal experience fits into the objective / subjective view of reality
that I think we agree is hard to sort out. I also think it pertains to
any useful work in memetics. Physics tells us that observation has an
effect(s) on experiments no matter how well the experiment is arranged
to limit variables etc. And we know that we do not have to have a
perfectly designed experiment to get results that work.

More things to ponder.