RE: virus: Delusions

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 10 Oct 1997 15:27:00 -0700

On Friday, October 10, 1997 2:05 PM, David McFadzean
[] wrote:
> Do you think all the different maps that humans use are in the
> small subset of possible maps which are valid?

I saw a very well respected scientist on TV the other day, whose name I
unfortunately don't remember. Anyway, he was saying that NO model is valid
other than for a particular purpose. When I discussed this with my friend
Wendy, she said that's right, if you want to launch a rocket, astronomy is
valid, but if you want to get laid, astrology is a better model.

Richard Brodie
Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
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