Re: virus: Maxims

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 11 May 1999 18:28:45 -0400


Tim Rhodes <> writes: <<
Well, actually I was going to ask Eric for his thoughts on that, since he's the most familiar with the archive and could probably tell us what topics keep coming up over and over again.

Actually, David is probably more familiar than I, but I can tell you that the early early years debated over the nature of "truth" far more than now. I think the proposed questions for the FAQ cover much of the (related) material. I can possibly work up some answers, since it seems nobody else wants too... just say the word, as I've got some free time for the next week or two.

I think Virus needs to take a stance on certain issues hardly ever advanced. We've covered metaphysics pretty well, and I'm working on an epistemology, we have a working set of ethics (is it complete?), but what about aesthetics and politics? What is beauty? How should people live together? The last question I think is *fundamentally* important for a Church to answer. Even just a pole of Virus list members would be a step in the right direction.