RE: virus: Church of Virus/Memetics/Faith

David McFadzean (
Tue, 27 May 1997 12:45:11 -0600

At 09:16 AM 27/05/97 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:

>Rational thought is slow. Acting irrationally, on instinct, can do a lot
>for you, especially in relationships with people. People have built in
>sensors that read "beware" if they detect you're thinking rather than
>responding. Ever notice that a lot of the best salespersons are

Acting on instinct isn't necessarily irrational. In fact it is almost
always rational (which is why the behavior evolved in the first place).
Instincts tend only to be irrational in an environment significantly
different from the environment in which it evolved.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus