Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Fri, 07 Nov 1997 11:36:06 -0700

At 10:23 AM 11/7/97 -0800, Marie L. Foster wrote:

>a more material view. I have read into this thread the idea that this
>'stuff' is true, singular and non-contradictory.

No, the 'stuff' that makes up objective reality is not true nor false,
it just is. But models of reality: statements, assertions, sentences,
theories, etc., can be true or false. And the models that are true
are non-contradictory if they are cast in the same terms ("isosemantic"
to use a neologism).

>Now we postulate that the business of individual lives is to come to an
>understanding of this "TRUTH". Now, I am setting this up in my terms not
>to trick but to try to understand or to communicate my misperception of
>your issue with faith.

If by "TRUTH" you mean The Absolute Truth, then I disagree. It doesn't
exist, can't exist, and it is not the business of anyone to find it.
(At least it shouldn't be, though many people probably think they are
in that business.)

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus