RE: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Wed, 12 Nov 1997 14:07:23 -0700

At 08:45 PM 11/12/97 -0000, Robin Faichney wrote:
>> From: David McFadzean[]
>> what is <faith> used for?
>Sometimes you have to act without having all the
>relevant knowledge. In fact, you almost always
>have to do that. I say "faith" is a shorter form of
>"working hypothesis". Of course, some people
>are more attached to their hypotheses than
>others, and some actually cling to them despite
>contra-indications -- well, in the minds of some
>others, anyway. And some things can never be

I have no problem with "working hypotheses" so long
as there is a good reason to believe them if they
are ever called into question. What do you call
the category of assumptions for which there is no
good reason?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus