RE: No! This is rationality. was metaphysics 001 for TV brains RE: virus: Rationality in the Cave

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 16 Mar 1999 07:16:30 -0800


The questionable plank in your metaphysics is the following:

<<1. All things that have real existence conform to natural laws. Nothing is
separate from or superior to what are considered natural laws. Thus supernatural things cannot exist.>>

It is more accurate to say the following:

"Natural laws" are extremely accurate models of what we perceive goes on in the universe. When something violates a "natural law," it indicates an imperfection in our model.

<<As the old song goes, "It ain't necessarily so",>>

It ain't necessarily so.
It ain't necessarily so.
The things that you're liable
To read in the Bible
It ain't necessarily so.

Richard Brodie Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme" Free newsletter! Visit Meme Central at