RE: virus: Meme, the Underlying Cause

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Tue, 30 Sep 1997 15:27:18 -0700

Robin wrote:
>Just because there are rules does not necessarily imply any
>particular conclusion. Chess is rule-governed, but sometimes
>white wins, sometimes black, and sometimes there's a draw.

As pawns have observed... Is there an "undrlying cause"? Excellent example.

>To underestimate an opponent is dangerous. I am not so
>stupid as you think.

I don't think you are stupid. Talking to stupid people is no fun and I
wouldn't talk to you if I thought you were stupid, so with all due respect,
Robin, I disagree with you.

>Of course we are not the end-point of
>evolution. In fact, we are no more important than bacteria,
>from evolution's point of view.

If evolution had a point of view, of course...

>On the contrary, I say it is
>you who is anthropocentric, believing that we are of
>special significance, and projecting the human qualities
>of purpose and such onto the perfectly impersonal
>universe. There is no fate, whether dictated by science
>or astrology! Accept the responsibility of directing your
>own life, and leave fatalism to losers.

You lost me here. It sounds like a bunch of slogans. Should I change my mind?

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159