Re: virus: Re: Memes and Jello

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 8 May 1997 10:23:30 -0700 (PDT)

On Wed, 7 May 1997, Mark Hornberger wrote:

> To those who like to say that we should just leave the world alone, I ask
> whether or not we should still be illiterate, terrified savages, running
> around forests, foraging or killing our food, living in caves, and dying
> from every opportunistic pathogen to take a liking to us.

Whenever I'm out in nature I always feel like an intruder. Like
everything has a place and simply "is" without having to think about what
"is" means, except me. I envy that quality in nature and try to emulate

But I am a human, a son of Adam. My forefathers ate of the tree of
the knowledge of good and evil (a metaphor for consciousness) and where
cast out of Eden (cannot simply "be" without understanding what it means to

No, we don't need to go back into the tree's, we can't. We wouldn't want
to. But we can learn from those that never left the trees.

-Prof. Tim