Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 11:38:25 -0700

At 10:57 PM 11/11/97 -0800, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>"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?

Maybe "purpose" was a poor choice of words. How about: Can we look
at how useful the respective tools are for doing whatever it is that we
do with them? First, are <critical analysis> and <faith> both tools
for deciding what to believe? If not, what is <faith> used for?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus