Re: virus: Scientists and Philosophers

David McFadzean (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 08:48:49 -0700

At 12:23 AM 2/10/99 -0800, Tim Rhodes wrote:
>David wrote:
>>Skeptics emphatically do not hold truth above everything else. When is the
>>last time you heard of a group of skeptics descending on an amusement park
>>to debunk the rides, proving to the poor deluded thrill seekers that the
>>roller coaster is in fact not nearly as dangerous as they had believed?
>Can you see, however, how some might view skeptics as descending on their
>mental and emotional amusement parks in just such a manner?

Like astrology or iridology or facilitated communication? What possible harm could result in letting people believe what they want? It's just like kids and Santa Claus, right?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus