RE: The story-telling ape (was virus: Logic)

David McFadzean (
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 16:31:40 -0600

At 10:09 AM 10/15/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:

>I agree that all behaviour *can* be analysed in terms of
>genes and memes, but disagree this particular story has
>any special significance. Like any other, it has its
>advantages and its disadvantages.

What would make a story have particular significance?
I agree it has its advantages and disadvantages.

>Do you see this story as conflicting with free will, or
>compatible with it?

Compatible. I think free will is a question of what is in
control of a given system, and the answer depends on
the level of description.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus