Re: virus: The Corruption of Innocence

Tim Rhodes (
Sat, 20 Sep 1997 13:19:23 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 19 Sep 1997, Brett Lane Robertson wrote:

> In the sense that it is order, it is good (in most cases, though order which
> reflects reality is truth; and the innocent already know this truth not
> having experienced its opposite) the sense that it is derrived from
> mistakes at the cost of freedom for innocent people, it is bad. I would say
> that it is more bad than good.

Really? If this is a forward moving system doesn't it need to generate
excess energy by the act of exchange in order to fuel its progress through
time? Is the generation of this energy good or bad? How are you defining
"good" and "bad" and from whose perspective?

When I lion kills an antilope it is "good" for lions, "bad" for antilopes,
but what is it to the ecosystem as a whole? At worst--a wash I think.

-Prof. Tim