RE: virus: Logic

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 09:25:49 -0700

On Thursday, October 16, 1997 12:48 PM, Ken Kittlitz [] wrote:
> However, I can also imagine someone who genuinely believes in astrology's
> conventional uses and also uses it as a way to start relationships. In that
> case, astrology could both help them (with relationships) and hurt them
> (due to poor choices of actions based on their horoscope).

What makes you think that following the advice of a horoscope would lead to poor choices of actions?

> I guess all I was trying to get across is that beliefs have
> effects/consequences, and sometimes it's not easy to reap the benefits
> without suffering the drawbacks.

Well said! The rational/skeptical set of beliefs included!

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