Re: virus: (un)selfishness

Robin Faichney (
Fri, 25 Apr 1997 14:37:00 +0100

Tony Hindle wrote:
>In message <
>>, Robin Faichney <> writes
>>It tells us that small electric currents come into the picture.
>>But then we knew that, didn't we? :-)
> This is more interesting than that. It is evidence that our
>explanations for our actions can be retrospectively made up. The act of
>asking a person why they did something may cause them to invent and
>believe a reason that did not exist prior to the action.

Sorry. I used to study psychoanalytic theory. I've assumed
people did this kind of thing for years. Sometimes forget
not everyone has looked at exactly the same things as me!