RE: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard

Zloduska (
Mon, 04 Jan 1999 19:37:10 -0600

Joe Dees wrote:
>From: "Richard Brodie" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: RE: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard
>Date sent: Thu, 31 Dec 1998 16:56:26 -0800
>Send reply to:
>> [RB]
>> > That is, of course, the point. It all requires faith, and to the
>> faithful,
>> > his faith always seems justified while others' seem ridiculous.
>> >
>> [JD]
>> > You have faith in this, of course.
>> Faith is a Level-2 vice. Level 3 transcends both faith and skepticism.
>Yeah. Right. Sure. Even faith in or knowledge of systems of
>hierarchical categorization.
>> Richard Brodie
>> Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme"
>> Free newsletter! Visit Meme Central at

Does anyone else think this is like watching a schizophrenic Brett Lane Robertson argue with himself?

Bollocks to Faith and Knowledge, I say. We're arguing ourselves into hexagram-shaped philosophical pretzels here, but there's nothing tasty or fulfilling about it. And to heck with sig files to boot, and down with ice-cream Stalinism! And kudos to the great tinkerer and Sodom, and a Happy New Year to you all.

--thee ineffable me (~kristy)