RE: virus: Re:MS Flip Software Price

David McFadzean (
Tue, 21 Oct 1997 10:18:54 -0600

At 08:26 PM 10/18/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:

>I mean, no logic other than that already embedded
>in the various disciplines that deal with such things.
>I guess, maybe, what I'm saying is that logic
>is not validly applied at this level of explanation.
>The only sensible explanation for phototaxic
>behaviour is an evolutionary biological one, not a
>logical one -- except to the extent that evol bio
>is logical, but then we can take that forgranted,
>can't we?

If evol bio is logical (and I agree it is) then that
just means the scientist practicing it will be logical.
Why should that automatically extend to the objects
of study?

>> Evolution does behave as if
>> it is a rational designer without forethought (if you can
>> imagine such a beast).
>That's like saying a genius behaves like an extraordinarily
>intelligent idiot.

You lost me. How is it an oxymoron?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus