Re: virus: Re: Rationality
Mon, 10 Mar 97 14:58:25 GMT

Alex Williams wrote:

> wrote:
> > 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.
> How can you `want' to do something without memes?

Good point. I suppose that "wants" are memes by definition.

> You just expressed the idea of running around, beating people with a
> telephone. By the definition we've been throwing around loosely, that's
> clearly a meme and one the componants of were probably kicking around in
> your memesphere before then.

You bet :)

I think I pretty much covered what you were asking in some posts a bit
earlier on, but if there's anything else, then ask away.