Re: virus: The One or the Many? (was: META)

Wade T.Smith (
Fri, 31 Oct 97 17:05:56 -0500

>The assumption was that "doubt" has negative connotations--is a "negative"
>word like "no" and "not" and "can't" and "shouldn't". The further
>assumption was that such words as "hate" and "anger" and "opposition" arise
>from negation--as opposed to affirmation (and it would seem that if one
>affirms something it would incur acceptance, and enthusiasm, and
>cooperation...rather than hate and anger and opposition).

And, although I am sorry to sort you out, these are not assumptions I
make (or any skeptic makes...) about 'doubt'. So- without any validity to
your first statement, the syllogism of your second loses all fecundity.

I remain without satisfaction without evidence. That is my doubt. It is
an affirmation of things, not a negation. It is a doubt of disinterest,
not of denial.

To a life without memes!

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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