Re: virus: Telepathy / Consistency

David McFadzean (
Tue, 27 Aug 1996 23:14:23 -0600

At 12:25 PM 27/08/96 -0400, Reed Konsler wrote:

>I think it's important not to be caught in the fallacy of looking for the
>"most accurate" representation of reality among self-consistent
>representations that have different focuses. One ought to be able to apply
>which ever model seems most appropriate based on their judgement (or
>discrimination memes, or whatever).

I can see where you are coming from, in theory. I believe Deron Stewart
was advocating a pluralistic approach on this list some time ago. But in
practice is it really possible to maintain more than one self-consistent
set of beliefs? And if so, how does one choose between them? I can imagine
it would be very frustrating trying to constructively argue with someone
who switched paradigms whenever it was convenient. When if a Marxist or
feminist worldview better than a Darwinian one? What about a religious,
or new age or psychopathic worldview?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus