virus: Delusions

Reed Konsler (
Sat, 11 Oct 1997 17:37:16 -0400 (EDT)

>Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 16:57:03 -0600
>From: David McFadzean <>

>So if a map seems to be invalid, it is more likely that it just has
>a different purpose? Are the people who use astrology for predictive
>purposes just confused about its real purpose?

On a discussion list about memetics I think it would be prudent
to differentiate between the purpose of a model and the purpose
to which a model is put. The memetic model includes the
belief that all models have the same purpose: self-replication.


Reed Konsler