Re:virus: Virus, Economics and Evolution

Duane Daniel Hewitt (
Thu, 4 May 1995 15:56:46 -0600 (MDT)

On Thu, 4 May 1995, Sean Morgan wrote:

> When I had a Mac, I had a continuous processs simulator called Stella.
> The models that came with it were rather interesting: besides things
> like oil refineries, it could be used to simulate predator and prey
> populations, civil disorder and food supply, etc. Real Harry Seldon
> stuff.


> Stella uses a digital computer to simulate an analog process. I have
> also used analog computers (inductors, capacitors, resistors...but NO
> transistors) to simulate car suspensions and nuclear reactors.
> If the differential equations of two systems are the same, it doesn't
> matter whether you're talking about electrical currents or the money
> supply -- the behavior of the model will predict that of the actual
> system. Remind me to show you my isomorphism party trick (it's
> interactive, can't do it by email).

So what about the current economic paradigms used by governments and
mainstream economists. They seem to be somewhat lacking. Is this
institutional lag or is it a built in blind spot?

You can show us on Sunday. Who is bringing the holy book? By the way
what is our holy book? (Don't even think about making it _Nanosystems_ :-))