Re: virus: Re: Rationality

David McFadzean (
Fri, 07 Mar 1997 12:41:55 -0700

At 02:26 PM 07/03/97 -0500, Alexander Williams wrote:

>Does it make any sense to talk about anything /but/ memetic environments
>(memespheres, entities of thought, whatnot) possessing `free will'? We
>don't talk about an atom's freedom to merge with any appropriate other
>atom, forming bonds, do we?

How about animals, computers or programs.

>> How about definining 'free will' in terms of control and/or influence
>> rather than predictability?
>Hmmmmm. The problem is that all the discussions I've heard regarding FW
>have involved omniscience or predictability.

Maybe *that's* the problem.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus