RE: virus: Church of Virus/Memetics/Faith

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 28 May 1997 10:57:43 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 27 May 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> 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.

Your definition of rational, David, is starting to look like John's
definition of faith. So everything that works is rational? What /isn't/
rational then?

-Prof. Tim