Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

Tim Rhodes (
Tue, 11 Nov 1997 22:57:07 -0800 (PST)

On Mon, 10 Nov 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> Reed wrote:
> ><faith> is a tool. Tools are neither good nor evil. Intentional entities
> >can put tools to both good and evil purposes. I do not believe that
> >some tools are intrinsically biased toward good or evil use. As the
> >Bible tells us, the devil can quote scripture for his own purpose.
> Agreed. Can we look at how well the respective tools fulfill their
> purpose?

"Purpose"? Hmmmm.... How well does a screwdriver fulfill its "purpose"?
What about when you use it as a pry bar or a wedge or a chisel?
Do evolutionalry agents have "purpose" as such?

-Prof. Tim