RE: virus: Logic

Richard Brodie (
Mon, 20 Oct 1997 16:01:45 -0700

It's great to get some new blood in here!

On Sunday, October 19, 1997 7:55 AM, Ken Kittlitz []
> I
> think it is fair to say that rationality has done better than other
> sets in terms of allow us to understand and, to some extent control,
> regularities. Since these regularities have a big effect on us, I think
> that rationality is a valuable tool for achieving goals, life purposes,

I agree wholeheartedly with the above except for the idea that "these
regularities have a big effect on us." I think you'd be hard-pressed to
show how understanding most parts of the universe has a positive effect on
most people's everyday life.

Other belief systems, such as religious and patriotic fervor, seem to get
quite a bit accomplished as well.

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