RE: virus: Empiricism

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 07:05:47 -0700

Joe wrote:

<<yes, it IS empirically true that if a majority of
Virions identify themselves as empiricist, that a majority are, unless they are lying).>>

Can anyone think of five other explanations for why the result of such a poll would not reveal the "truth"?

I remember a spoof of "USA Today" that the Harvard Lampoon put out shortly after the paper's debut. On the front page, in a characteristic cartoony inset box, was a bar chart with the headline: "Lead heaviest element, poll shows!"

Richard Brodie
Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme" Free newsletter!