RE: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Robin Faichney (
Thu, 6 Nov 1997 10:25:37 -0000

> From: Wade T.Smith[]
> By 'contact' I mean not through the senses, but through
> instrument-enhanced observations (which may parallel the senses,
> certainly)
Doesn't someone eventually have to read the instruments?

> , and through theories derived from these observations.
How do you contact anything through a theory?

> Yes, I do not see a need for the human animal within this definition,
> although if a radiotelescope records a signal and no-one sees it....?
Isn't that what you need to tell us?

> The
> only need is some form of communicating the observations, and
> something
> to understand it. Then there is contact.
Between what?