RE: virus: Logic and Level-3 together at last

David McFadzean (
Sat, 25 Oct 1997 13:22:16 -0600

At 10:37 AM 10/24/97 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:

>I couldn't agree more. However, you are confusing a means of filling a core
>need with the core need itself. When I listen to you, I definitely feel
>beauty and elegance as core needs for you. "Truth" seems forced though, as
>if you were hanging on to it for fear of losing the rest. My opinion only.

Sorry, but the truth of the argument is an absolutely necessary component
of its beauty. If truth was just another dimension of beauty, then a lack
of truth would make an argument merely superficial. But truth is more like
a direction than a dimension, a false argument can be really hideous.
Imagine, for instance, if Darwin had turned his considerable talents to
proving that some races are inferior to others by making up "observations"
to support his thesis.

Your repeated claims that truth is overrated makes me very suspicious
of everything you say. Can you blame me? For example...

>David, please understand I'm not interested in putting you down at all. I
>like you. I hope you know that. The purpose of my conversation with you is
>to help you along your path... YOUR path.

Thanks, but that would mean a lot more if I had any reason to believe
you were telling the truth here.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus