Re: virus: Convictions

David McFadzean (
Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:29:55 -0600

At 09:19 AM 10/24/97 -0700, Marie Foster wrote:

>OK... but it creates heros as well??? Mother Theresa comes to mind.
>While I did not agree with some of her stances, I certainly admired her
>conviction and her dedication to her ideals.

Is it possible to be heroic while still being open to the possibility
that you're wrong? Skepticism doesn't necessarily paralyze one in
indecision. Some beliefs have so much evidence in favour and so
little against that they are almost convictions for all intents
and purposes. I don't see anything wrong with that, so long as you
don't take that final step into infallibility.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus