Re: virus: The Alleged Virtues of Faith (was: The Energizer Bunny)

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 17 Mar 1999 08:56:41 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 17 Mar 1999, joe dees wrote:

> You're still locked into the vision of the archetypical (Unity vs. Duality) as actual (Unity vs. Multiplicity), when the _latter_ isn't even actual! Genes, minds, memes, societies, ecologies and evolutions are much more complex, recursive and multifaceted fractal systems than such simplistic, integral (in the sense of integers) and digital metaphors (reductionist memes) can map or model. They may lie beneath or beyond them, but never beside them. You may swear that you are drawing similes, but they are in no meaningful/useful way similar.

If a man is trying to choses which side of coin to cast his lot on, what good does it do to tell him about the atoms and electrons and quarks that compose it, if he cannot even see the metal from which it is cast? You read the what of my post, did you read the why as well, my fellow shaman?

-Prof. Tim