Re: virus: Re:Core beliefs

David McFadzean (
Tue, 23 Dec 1997 14:32:35 -0700

At 03:40 PM 12/23/97 -0500, D.H.Rosdeitcher wrote:

>To say that the supernatural exists only in minds, myths, and memes, means
>that the supernatural doesn't really exist, but only the concept or
>meme-construct of it exists. The concept of the supernatural has an effect
>on the world, but the supernatural does not.

Yes, but it depends on what you mean by "exist", right? I phrased it the
way I did because these core beliefs are meant for public consumption
and not everyone understands the subtle differences between the supernatural
and the <supernatural>. Lately I've been thinking of defining existence
as a pattern that is instantiated in matter and/or energy, i.e. information
manifested. Does that resonate with anyone else's intuitions?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus