Re: virus: Parables

David Leeper (
Tue, 29 Oct 1996 18:38:48 -0500

Bill Godby,

I enjoyed your comments on the value of myth. Some interesting stuff.
How does the work of Cambell compare with that of psychologist C. Jung?

> I couldn't really answer when a less accurate belief is more useful

How about religions? Their memes seem pretty inacurate, but very useful
to the church. Politics also comes to mind. Perhaps inacuracy is useful
when dealing with large groups of people?

David Leeper
Homo Deus  
1 + 1 != 2