Re: virus: matter, consciousness and information (was Will)

Robin Faichney (
Mon, 15 Mar 1999 10:14:47 +0000

In message <001001be6e91$43d68c80$ab95fbd0@uymfdlvk>, Richard Brodie <> writes
>You see, your attachment to a single Level-2 model of reality leads you to
>insane conclusions such as that neither consciousness nor matter are real.
>I think I need to sit down.

Does distinguishing between actual and instrumental belief sound like "a single Level-2 model of reality" to you? I said "use of the concepts without true belief is due to pragmatism". Would you have understood what I meant if I'd capitalised "true belief"? Sorry, Richard, but it seems to me, in this context, it's you that's the True Believer, attached to a single Level-2 model of reality.