Re: virus: Saint PKD

Sodom (
Tue, 09 Dec 1997 14:17:58 -0500

Gifford, Nate F wrote:

> KMO wrote:
> > I nominate Phillip K. Dick.
> I'd pick him over Tim Leary.
> Was Douglas Hofstadter on the ballot? John Von Neumann? George
> Bernard
> Shaw? Henry David Thoreau? Freidrich Nietzsche? Jean Sartre?
> Should we just spit out names or should we specify criteria for
> nomination?
> Are there any criteria that would disqualify a nominee ... such as
> being the
> vector/host of a particularly virulent infection ala St. Paul? What
> about
> visual pioneers such as Monet or Kadinsky? Does their influence still
> have
> to be felt? How about the Polynesians who built Easter Island?

I think that there are several criteria that should eliminate people:

They cannot be known killers (except self defense or war)
They cannot hold as fact ideas without evidence
They cannot be living
They should demonstrate at some level, the Virion vitues

thats all I can think of right off