Re: virus: Logical beliefs

David McFadzean (
Wed, 28 May 1997 11:28:23 -0600

At 11:19 AM 28/05/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:
>Do you claim that it's rational to prefer integrity to happiness?

Not at all. As someone quoted recently, it is a mistake to think
that values can be rationally derived. But it is also a mistake
to think that makes values irrational (in the metaphysical sense,
not Reed's "forethought or lack thereof" sense). For instance, we
animals tend to value our survival and the survival of our family.
That is perfectly rational given our origins.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus