Re: virus: Re: Rationality

Corey A. Cook (
Thu, 06 Mar 1997 17:50:53 -0800

Drakir wrote:
> If the mind is /not/ separate from the memetic structure, then aren't all
> thought processes just bits of memetic programming interacting? This
> makes you just like a computer, with it's OS. You may be able to
> put across the impression of being a free-thinking free-acting machine,
> but in actuality, you're just a programme that's quite clever.Exactly. The mind may very well be 'bits of memetic programming
interacting.' But that is exactly what free-will is. The mind is given a
scenario, and it chooses which actions to take. The mind isn't /just/ a
program; it /is/ a program.

Corey A. Cook

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