RE: virus: <I> is the origin

David McFadzean (
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 14:16:05 -0700

At 11:33 AM 3/23/99 -0800, Richard Brodie wrote:
>I say that core needs cannot change because (1) that's how I define "core
>needs" and (2) I find that it's a more productive path to fulfill such needs
>constructively than to try to change them.
>I do think that people have changed their conception of what their core
>needs are, but that, looking back, generally they see that they were there
>all along.

That's a great answer because it is difficult to imagine a better or more relevant example of a type II (nonfalsifiable) belieph. First, it is true by definition: if a need changes then it cannot be a "core need". Secondly, if our experience is not consistent with the definition, it must be our perception that was mistaken. An apparent change in core needs is actually a discovery of needs that were there all along.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus