virus: Virus Maximus

Mark James (
Tue, 12 Sep 1995 13:07:25 -0600

Duane Daniel Hewitt writes:
> The optimal functional societal model involves harnessing the selection
> pressures that have been so useful in driving the evolution of biological
> organisms. The best approximation of this model that has been discovered
> is a Capitalist system in which individuals are encouraged to live in
> their own self interest. Since this is in harmony with evolved behaviours
> it is simple to implement, just let it happen. It works the best because
> a system composed of unique individuals is
> too complex to be understood at the level of a government and therefore
> governments should serve minimal, well defined functions in a rational
> society.

There are a lot of unfounded claims there. Is virus supposed to be a business
based religion?