Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus

Robin Faichney (
Mon, 4 Aug 1997 11:39:00 +0100

I get back after >4 weeks away, and find the "tabacco" meme
still going strong -- and here's a fascinating variant:

>From: Drakir
>Tony Hindle wrote:
>> The reason I am exploring the possibility that killing (by a
>> near-death victim) a carefully chosen tobbaco spokesperson would be
But what I mainly wanted to say was in response to Drakir:

>"The good of the many outweigh the good of the
>one." - Mr Spock!
>That is unless you follow the teachings of J S Mill, who decided that
>some people are worth more than others ....

Mill originated Utilitarianism, according to which the greatest
good is the greatest happiness of the greatest number. Which is
probably where Spock's scriptwriter was coming from. Did Mill
really suggest that some are worth more than others? Reference,