Re: virus: Re: Virus: Sociological Change (Anarchy)
Thu, 23 Jan 97 09:48:13 GMT

Ken wrote:

> [I wrote:]
> > I disagree that it's a deciding factor, though. If you place two people,
> > with the same natural resources (I'm talking specifically about food, location,
> > etc...) then they are utterly equal (as far as society is concerned). It is
> > only when those people begin to interact with their surroundings that
> > they may become more or less better off in relation to the other.
> "When those people begin to interact with their surroundings..."
> *is* "how development proceeds".

Yes, of course, but at that very instance, when they are returned to absoulte
basic society, many political theorists say that this is the only time at
which people are totally equal. As time progresses, freedom remains at a
maximum, whilst equality is reduced. The State of Nature (if it really
exists) will not last for very long at all.