Re: virus: Rationality

David McFadzean (
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 00:48:44 -0700

> From: Alex Williams <>
> Date: Tuesday, February 25, 1997 7:01 AM

> I would contend that this behaviour only /appears/ irrational to us,
> not necessarily /is/ irrational/. Like standing on one's hind legs
> and squeaking when a predator is around, it has clearly negavive
> individual impact, but there may be some rationale that we've either
> not come to or not privy to in regards to the behaviour. This is why
> I have that insistance on the rationality of things being linked to
> our possession of a model for their execution.

Fair enough. So can any behaviour be said to be irrational, or is it
always relative and contextual? If the former, can you provide an example?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus