Re: virus: Altruism, Empathy, the Superorganism, and the Prisoner's Dillema

Martz (
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 00:48:57 +0100

On Sun, 20 Apr 1997, Reed Konsler <> wrote:

>Reed thinks there is (or can be) such a things as "altruism",

Not by my definition.




Wooooah. You wanna get into a morality debate?

>"brotherly love",

Define love. ;)


To an extent. "Balance" would be less contentious.


Hmmmm? <scratches chin>

>"justice"...and of course
>the vaguest of all principles:
>"The American Way"

That most famous of Disney's creations.

>If I didn't, then I wouldn't be having this conversation...I'd be starting a
>cult and collecting donations from little old ladies. We can make the world
>a better place...

I agree. But better for who? For me! Ohhh selfish me.

>Who said "Give me a lever and place to stand and
>I shall move the Earth"?...or something like that...Aristotle, Pythagorous?

Dunno. It's all Greek to me, mate.


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