RE: virus: Logic

Richard Brodie (
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 13:30:10 -0700

On Tuesday, October 14, 1997 12:58 AM, Ken Kittlitz [] wrote:
> At 04:38 PM 10/9/97 -0700, Richard B. wrote:
> >What harm could come to them by believing in astrology? How could harboring
> >such a belief help them? (hint: something to do with relationships)
> Two examples of possible harm:
> -I back out of an important business trip in another city because my
> horoscope advises me that today is not a good day for travel.
> -I meet an interesting woman and we hit it off, but after finding that our
> astrological signs clash, we realize that, despite our feelings to the
> contrary, there's no way that the relationship could work.
> Want more?

As Prof. Tim pointed out, it's not clear that astrology is directly responsible for such harm, any more that overreacting to any fear.

But you didn't answer the second part of the question!

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