Re: virus: Rationality

David McFadzean (
Tue, 25 Feb 1997 17:27:06 -0700

At 09:37 PM 25/02/97 +0000, Martz wrote:

>I'm not trying to imply here that this is the case for any or all of the
>antagonism we've witnessed over the past few weeks but without knowing
>someones underlying motivation (which we rarely, if ever, can), it's
>difficult to comment. We could ask what that motivation was but to
>reveal it may be to undermine the results (I have specific examples from
>my own life in mind).

Quite true. No matter what example I came up with, someone could invent
a rational explanation. I should have been more explicit with the assumption:
"assuming that one doesn't set out to become disliked" was meant to be the
only applicable motivation for the example. Obviously any number of hidden
agendas could override it.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus