Re: virus: maxims and ground rules and suppositions

Eric Boyd (
Sun, 16 May 1999 12:35:11 -0400


Wade T.Smith <> writes:

>"All statements of truth are embedded in a frame of reference."

I have never considered this statement in any of its forms to be a fibonacci (virian maxim), as there is no observational simplicity to it.

I agree. It simply doesn't tell us what we should do -- what the purpose of Virus is. Yours were much better. I think what Virus needs more than anything else is Clarity of Purpose. If Virus is to be a religion of the future -- seeking to replace the old-time religions -- then we need something to evangelize the population with. What does Virus stand for? What types of behaviour do Virians consider valuable?

Do we want pamphlets? Do we want to knock on doors, or do we want people knocking on ours? Do we need buildings and congregations? (is Virus to be people centered?) These are not rhetorical questions.

Better I'd like to see 'Consciousness is embedded in evolution.' It gives us all something and someplace and somewhen to look for. And a virian maxim should be a place from which to explore. Not a frame with no exit.

Agreed on the last two sentences. About the maxim -- is it a statement about the origin of consciousness? The nature of consciousness? I must admit I'm entirely unsure what it means.