Re: virus: Rationality

David McFadzean (
Thu, 27 Feb 1997 10:08:42 -0700

At 04:47 PM 27/02/97 GMT, wrote:
>> That wasn't what I was trying to convey. How can you bypass the effect
>> of logic?
>You could be illogical.

Like convincing yourself to believe in something despite lack of evidence
of evidence to the contrary in order to satisfy some need (e.g. comfort) other
than truth? Maybe *that* is what Richard means by Level-3. Yes, I can imagine
some special situations where one would be better off by acting illogically,
but (and this is a big but) as a general strategy, irrational thinking is
a recipe for disaster. (At least my logic memes say so :)

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus