Re: virus: Re: Rationality
Mon, 10 Mar 97 13:56:06 GMT

Corey A Cook wrote:

> I wrote:
> > Exactly. The mind may very well be 'bits of memetic programming
> > interacting.' But that is exactly what free-will is.
> And Drakir replied:
> >But surely free will allows one to do exactly what one wants. Irrespective
> >of memes. If I were to exercise my internal free-will, I could get up
> >from my desk, and rampage round the office wielding my telephone at
> >people in a threatening manor. Is that a meme? I'm not going to
> >do it for the simple fact that I'll get sacked if I do. Is that a
> >meme? But I could do it, if external circumstances didn't prevent it.
> >What the current piture I have in my head though, WRT to the human OS,
> >is that I could never do that unless there were a "telephone rampage"
> >meme in my memesphere.
> It isn't that you couldn't go on a rampage, it's just that you wouldn't
> think about going on a rampage until you aquired the "rampage" meme.
> The meme is your thought, and your thought is the meme.

I'm begining to feel less and less like an independant entity with every
step of this thread :(

The interesting thing is, that I invented the <rampage> meme. As far as I
can tell, it was not propogated to me in any way, it was just something that
my memesphere threw up, when an example was called for. Perhaps this is
free-will: The ability to tailor make your own memes.


> Grok?

Well, obviously.