Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Robin Faichney (
Thu, 29 May 1997 11:45:00 +0100

Dave Pape wrote:
>In the spirit of Robin Faichney, all of these issues are neither good
>bad. Good and Bad are (post-moralists and Buddhists all together now)
>artificial constructs of the mind (well, actually, they neither are nor
>not constructs)

Umm, well I guess you're not being entirely serious here,
but I'm spurred by the mention of my name to respond.

You're right in that I don't think any action is intrinsically
good or bad. But that doesn't mean the concepts aren't
useful. It's like, there's really no such thing as a meme
"out there", but the concept is amazingly useful.

For a Buddhist, "good" is just short for "conducive to
Enlightenment" and "bad" means the opposite.

But "good", "bad" and "memes" really are constructs of
the mind.

Assuming we know what we mean by "constructs",
"mind"... ;-)