virus: Why have children?

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 10:27:29 -0800

Hakeeb wrote:

For example I've always wondered exactly why (not how!)
people have children and I've never
come up with a satisfactory answer. If someone could give me plausible
reasons for this bizarre practice, I'd
really be grateful.

Animals have children because the self-replicating genes that program
them cause them to.

Level-1 people have children because they are behaving instinctively,
like animals.

Level-2 people have children because they have been programmed to,
either through copying attitudes of those around them, education,
religion, or some other means.

If Level-3 people have children, they do it because it supports their
purpose in life.

It would be interesting to see if the average number of children
decreases as people progress up the levels.

Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
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