Re: virus: Quotes

David Leeper (
Fri, 25 Oct 1996 15:31:19 -0500

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KMO provided the following quote of Theodore Schick, Jr. and Lewis Vaughn:

> So the relativist faces a dilemma: if he interprets his theory
> objectively, he defeats himself by providing evidence against it. If he
> interprets his theory relativistically, he defeats himself by failing to
> provide any evidence for it. Either way, he defeats himself."

Like most of Lewis Vaugn's work, this is a third-rate argument. It
presents a variant of the
"Everything I say is a Lie" statement which even Set Theory and Logic could
tackle successfully
long ago.

David Leeper
Homo Deus