Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Tue, 04 Nov 1997 15:23:51 -0700

At 12:45 PM 11/4/97 -0700, David McFadzean wrote:
>At 02:09 AM 11/5/97 +0100, Reed Konsler wrote:

>>>No, it is mutually dependence, not infinite regress.
>>Could you explain that?
>I'll dig up the original post.

Here the quote from <>

> From: John "Dry-Roasted Army Worm" Williams <>
> Date: Wednesday, May 28, 1997 8:49 PM
> So: how *do* you feel justified in saying things that you know may have no
> basis at all in anything real if you do not allow yourself to take that
> irrational cognative leap?

That's a fair question. I don't feel I have no basis at all in anything real.
Even though scientific knowledge doesn't have any rock solid foundations
at the bottom (which means that technically it is circular), it is so vast and
interconnected it forms its own foundation. Sort of like a planet in space.
Nothing holds it up, but it is enough to build on. It is the complexity, the
coherence and the mutual support of the millions of bits that provides
a justificiation.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus