RE: Truth at all costs (was RE: virus: from the Skeptic's

David McFadzean (
Tue, 09 Feb 1999 16:28:43 -0700

At 01:02 PM 2/9/99 -0800, Deron Stewart wrote:

>What ensues is usually a lively conversation full of laughs and anecdotes
>as everyone shares their similar story. Everyone that is except The
>Skeptic, who sits stony faced and attempts to explain that it is all bunk
>and/or has a rational explanation. This appears to have little effect on
>the group other than confirm their conviction that The Skeptic is a bore.

The intelligent/sane/rational skeptic would assess the situation and, seeing no evidence of fraudulent behavior, join right in with the fun. If she was in a particularly pedagogical mood, she might contribute her own stories, making them ever more fantastical until even the believers in the crowd become skeptical.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus