RE: virus: level 3 minds; neurobio tests
Wed, 16 Oct 1996 23:42:57 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 16 Oct 1996, Richard Brodie wrote:

> Schneider John[] wrote:
> >At 01:09 PM 15/10/96, Richard Brodie wrote:
> >>4. The Level-3 mind sees ALL memes as mental programming, as
> >>approximations of reality, as useful girders, pulleys, and cords. The
> >>Level-3 minds realizes that NO meme is True, but all memes in his
> >>arsenal are at his disposal for use when useful. Arguing or despairing
> >>about the truth or untruth of a meme is a Level-2 exercise.


> >Ahem, anyway - I do find with staggering frequency that it is "useful"
> >to
> >know whether or not certain concepts are true.
> Seriously, what's an example? When you stop to think, you may find that
> what you really find useful is to know whether certain concepts
> are...useful!

I suspect truth is a concept invented to predict usefulness, which
malfunctions because truth is harder to verify than usefulness.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd