Back to free will (was Re: virus: Fights)

David McFadzean (
Sat, 22 Mar 1997 15:18:42 -0700

At 04:52 PM 22/03/97 GMT, Dave Pape wrote:

>Well, according to my model, my ideas /can't/ manipulate me because my ideas
>are "me", and to say "I transmit my memes" is also inaccurate because "I"
>/emerge from the interaction of/ some memes. I represent the philosophy of

Have you read Dan Dennett's "Elbow Room: the varieties of free will
worth having"? I have no doubt my ideas about free will as self-control
can be traced to this excellent treatise (though I read it long enough
ago that I don't remember the exact influences).

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus