Re: virus: Church of Virus/Memetics/Faith

Dave Pape (
Mon, 26 May 1997 13:40:27 +0100 (BST)

At 11:17 24/05/97 -0600, David McF wrote:
>> From: Tim Rhodes <>
>> Date: Friday, May 23, 1997 3:14 PM
>> I should like to point out for John's benefit, that there are some of us
>> here that value the place of irrationality in the spectrum of mental
>> fonts.
>In that case I can only assume that we are talking about different
>things with the same word. By "irrational" I mean the opposite of
>rational, as opposed to, say, arational which is neither. What do you

I think there's plenty of cases where opposite-of-rational thoughts are good
or useful. EG bouncing yoruself out of ruts, making art, pissing around...

Unless you define "rational" ideas as ideas which are "adaptive in context,"
which is a definition that's different to mine- which would be "rational
ideas are ideas that follow from quasi-logical reasoning, or from
causal-type reasoning".


Dave Pape
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