Re: virus: materialism and other worldviews

David McFadzean (
Sun, 21 Feb 1999 18:49:42 -0700

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From: Robin Faichney <> Date: Saturday, February 20, 1999 3:14 AM

>though I never really thought it out before -- is: if
>it's based on a different set of assumptions, it's a
>different worldview. Hey, I just came up with the
>correct way to slice them! Didn't I?

Seems like a good start, but I would like to pursue some of the implications to test the idea (or at least my understanding of the idea).

Say we have a very simple entity with 5 beliefs. Three of them, A, B, and C, are assumptions. For the sake of argument A is inconsistent with C. The fourth belief D is based on A and B. The fifth and last belief E is based on B and C. How many beliefs systems does this entity hold?