RE: virus: Altruism, Empathy, the Superorganism, and the Priso ner's

Wright, James 7929 (
Mon, 21 Apr 97 10:00:00 EDT

Martz wrote:
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>By the way, didn't you complain quite loudly recently about people
>attacking your memes instead of your ideas? <
I do not wish to attack, but I hope I was addressing ideas instead of the
way they are said.
>Haven't you just done the same thing? I meant to point out at the time
that what >was happening in at least some of those instances was that
people were attacking >your premises without regard to your conclusions.
David's reasoning processes frequently seem sound to me; it's where he
starts from that I have difficulty with.
>That's perfectly valid, for until the premises have been accepted the
conclusion is >unsupported.<
Hear, hear!
And even upon acceptance of the premises, the conclusion is still open to
question by those who do not agree, for whatever reason of their own.
Well said, Master Martz!