Re: virus: Logic

David McFadzean (
Wed, 08 Oct 1997 15:14:03 -0600

At 10:58 AM 10/7/97 -0700, Tim Rhodes wrote:

>This weekend I was with a group of people and one brought up astrology as
>an example of foolish beliefs. Soon though, everyone else was trading
>stories of how such-and-such was a Scorpio and wasn't that just like a
>Scorpio to act that way, or how everyone of a given sign seemed to have
>this certain trait, etc. 7 out of 8 at the table had adopted an illogical
>system of understanding personalities (but not the future, at this table
>at least) and were using that system because it gave useful results for
>them. It was a logical choice based on results. Does that make astrology

Categorizing peoples' traits according to astrological sign seems even
less useful than pigeonholing people according to race. This group might
think they understand personalities but I bet they are mistaken.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus