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

Richard Brodie (
Tue, 29 Apr 1997 06:29:11 -0700

James Wright wrote:

>I saw it a few times. A stupid, bumbling father, good-intentioned but
>vacuous mother, giftedly bright although immature daughter,
>torrentially stupid and ill-mannered son still more cunning than the
>father; this is a show written for adolescents, by writers still stuck
>in adolescence. I have passed adolescence, I suppose.

What if you were to take the position that the growth that would allow
you to appreciate The Simpsons is ahead of you, not behind you?