Re: virus: maxims and ground rules

Mon, 10 May 1999 12:38:59 -0700

TheHermit wrote:

> While I agree that "consciousness is better than/preferable to
> unconsciousness", I think that I will relax my skepticism enough to admit
> foundational sciences. To posit "there is no such thing as absolute,
> knowable, non-cultural-group-specific truth" implies needing to reinvent or
> revalidate philosophy, logics, mathematics, science, scientific methodology,
> didactics and a whole host of other issues.

No. Assuming for purposes of discussion that all truths are dependent on a particular context and agenda does not set us to the task of reinventing the wheel. We're just kicking all of the privileged belief systems out of first class and sending them back to the coach section to sit with everybody else. We can still call upon them when we have use for their services, they just don't get to sit in those comfy first class seats and sip champagne while everyone else gets peanuts and diet coke.