RE: virus: My apologies

TheHermit (
Sat, 22 May 1999 02:37:49 -0500

Every now and one of the few rationalists left on the list tries to rise above the noise floor, and recall to the list what the introduction to the Virion Religion says on the introductory page at

Virus is:
a forum for rational discourse
a memetically engineered atheistic religion a synthesis of religion and evolution
the best possible conceptual framework for living and thinking a neo-cybernetic philosophy for the 21st century Darwin's dangerous idea out of control
an extended phenotype of the Virion Council

Despite any impression that recent reading of the list might have left its subscribers, the home page does not suggest that it is a post-modernist, feel-good, psycho-babble forum. There are zillions of those all over usenet...

While I personally prefer a more polite and restrained mode of debate than we have suffered recently, I think I understand the frustration levels which have led to the recent degeneration. Try to map the description above to the contents of the list...

TheHermit < Taking a sabbatical so as not to scream in public, while incessantly repeating the final stanza of Ozymandius to himself... >

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf
> Of Rhonda Chapman
> Sent: Saturday, May 22, 1999 1:47 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: virus: My apologies
> Friday, May 21, 1999 3:07 PM, Joe E. Dees wrote:
> >I am deeply sorry for the chaos engendered by my attempts to
> >disinfect this list of the (ob)noxious meanderings of the
> Brettster [etc.]
> Sorry if this offends you Joe, but, I quite like taking care
> of myself.
> It's more than okay with me if you don't feel obligated to
> "take care of us"
> in this fashion.
> Roni