virus: Altruism

Richard Brodie (
Wed, 23 Apr 1997 10:39:29 -0700

James wrote:

>Whoever left it didn't want/need/have to use it, and left it there, so
>it would be used instead of going to waste. I saved another forty cents
>(the difference, doubled by store policy). I have no way of knowing who
>left it, and they had no way of knowing who would pick it up, or indeed
>whether it would be used before it expired at all.
>Does this (admittedly small) act qualify as altruism in your view?

Altruism is a DESCRIPTION of behavior, not a CAUSE of behavior in most

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