Re: virus: Rationality

David McFadzean (
Tue, 4 Mar 1997 21:33:03 -0700

> From: Richard Brodie <>
> Date: Sunday, March 02, 1997 9:32 PM

> Reread the section in "Darwin's Dangerous Idea." "Good Tricks" is indeed
> independent of humans, and refers to naturalistic "engineering"
> achievements that keep recurring simply because they give good bang for

OK, I stand corrected.

> the buck in evolutionary design-space. "Laws of the universe" implies
> that there are mystical forces outside of, but directing, objective
> reality. And I know no one here would want that!

I don't think "laws of the universe" implies mystical forces any more
that it implies the existence of a universal law-maker.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus