RE[3]: virus: Tools of the trade

Wade T. Smith (
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 17:22:37 -0400

>I did mention "practice" as well as ideology -- science is a practice,

>it not?

> Noctem

No. Practice makes perfect. Science = non-ideology. Ideology or
practice placed in my original quote makes a non-sensical expression,
as you mentioned.

Pedanticism to follow- but we really have to do this I think....


sci-ence n. Abbr. sc., sci.

1.a. The observation, identification, description, experimental
investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena. b. Such
activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena. c. Such
activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.

2. Methodological activity, discipline, or study.

3. An activity that appears to require study and method.

4. Knowledge, especially that gained through experience.

5. Science. Christian Science.

Noun: Known facts, ideas, and skill that have been imparted.
education, knowledge, instruction, scholarship, learning, erudition.


i-de-ol-o-gy n., pl. i-de-ol-o-gies.

1. The body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an
individual, a group, a class, or a culture.

2. A set of doctrines or beliefs that form the basis of a political,
economic, or other system. -i-de-ol-o-gist n.


prac-tice n.

1. A habitual or customary action or way of doing something.

2.a. Repeated performance of an activity in order to learn or perfect a
skill. b. Archaic. The skill so learned or perfected. c. The condition
of being skilled through repeated exercise.

3. The act or process of doing something; performance or action.

4. Exercise of an occupation or a profession.

5. The business of a professional person.

6. A habitual or customary action or act. Often used in the plural.

7. Law. The methods of procedure used in a court of law.

8. Archaic. a. The act of tricking or scheming, especially with
malicious intent. b. A trick, a scheme, or an intrigue. -prac-tic-er

Noun: A habitual way of behaving. way, use, manner, habit, custom,
usage, habitude, praxis, wont.

Noun: A carrying of a profession or occupation. pursuit.

Noun: Repetition of an action so as to develop or maintain one's
skill. study, training, exercise, drill, rehearsal.


av-a-tar n.

1. The incarnation of a Hindu deity, especially Vishnu, in human or
animal form.

2. An embodiment, as of a quality or concept; an archetype.

3. A temporary manifestation or aspect of a continuing

Gee, thanx, I think....


Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nuthin' you | shouldn't do to a god."

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