RE: The Meaning of Life(tm) (was Re: virus: Religion)

David McFadzean (
Tue, 27 May 1997 12:56:37 -0600

At 09:54 AM 27/05/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:

>Cybernetics and the philosophy of mind. - Kenneth M. Sayre. -
> London; Routledge and Kegan Paul [etc.], 1976.

Thanks. Here's what says:

Cybernetics and the philosophy of mind
by Kenneth M. Sayre
Unknown Binding, 265 pages
Published by Routledge and Kegan Paul
Dimensions: 23 cm.
ISBN: 0710083688

Availability: This item is out of print, but if you place an order we may be able
to find you a used copy within 2-6 months. We can't guarantee a specific condition,
binding, or edition.

>I tend not to believe in purpose at any level other than that
>of the individual, but I guess it could be a useful metaphor,
>to capture what is *in effect* more than blind chance.

Why do you believe it purpose at the level of the individual? Individuals are
just collections of smaller systems.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus