Re: virus: It just keeps going, and going, and...

Tue, 16 Mar 1999 23:50:41 -0800

Thanks, Deron. I like to think that they're good ideas. Whether or not they are good memes reamins to be seen.


Deron Stewart wrote:
> KMO,
> Those are some mighty fine memes you're peddling!
> Cheers,
> Deron
> KMO wrote (with major snipping):
> >The goal of the Church of the Virus is to develop a meme-complex that is both a successful replicator and is beneficial to the host.
> > It would benefit the CoV almost beyond measure if we could find a value for faith.
> > It seems to me that if the CoV insists on strict atheism and rejection
> of all models, strategies and modes of living for which the underlying
> principles do not enjoy a high level of scientific corraboration, then
> the CoV will be limitted to a very small niche.
> >If the goal is wider propagation, then it would behoove the
> CoV silverbacks to put their considerable intelligence and creativity
> into finding a role for faith that, at worst, does no harm. It would be
> better if we could be open to the idea that faith can play a uniquely
> valuable role and set ourselves honestly to the task of exploring the
> possibilities.
> -KMO