RE: virus: Logic

Ken Kittlitz (
Sun, 19 Oct 1997 15:00:04 +0000

At 10:54 AM 10/18/97 -0700, Prof. Tim wrote:
>On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, Ken Kittlitz wrote:
>> In other words, is a belief
>> set (astrology, logic, whatever) something that only becomes desirable or
>> harmful when we decide to use it in some way? I'm not sure it makes sense
>> to separate beliefs that distinctly from the agents that do the believing.
>I, on the other hand do. And I think that is at the root of memetics. We
>talked about `viral shells' a while back. Which is more important in a
>viruses ability to infect: It's shell and the receptor triggers on it, or
>the DNA inside?

Sorry, I just recently re-subscribed that list and so missed that
discussion. What I'm confused about is how we can make a judgement about a
belief system (astrology, logic, whatever) without looking at how it
affects its hosts.
Ken Kittlitz
Kumo Software Corp.