Re: virus: Why have children?

ken sartor (
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 14:50:10 -0600

At 10:27 AM 10/29/96 -0800, Richard Brodie wrote:
>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.

Why do people play tennis? Do people play less tennis as they
progress up the levels? (I really like tennis ;) )

Perhaps the number of children INCREASE as we move up levels.