Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

William Roh (
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 14:07:58 -0800

David McFadzean wrote:
> 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

Faith = pacifier

a pacifier is a tool for the "feeling" of security, but is not at all
objective security.