virus: Book recommendation

David McFadzean (
Mon, 17 Nov 1997 12:39:35 -0700

>Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 15:18:32 -0800
>From: Guy Richardson <>
>Fire in the Mind, by George Johnson. Epistomology.
>Fascinating book from a polymath. Johnson looks at why we believe what we
>know, contrasting the high-tech approach of Murray Gell-Mann's Sante Fe
>Institute with the religious beliefs of the New Mexico Native Americans. It
>turns out that both create belief systems, and both systems need faith in the
>unseen. Humans are a pattern-making, story-telling species. We call some of
>those patterns and stories science, and they must match certain rules. We call
>other patterns and stories religion and those too must meet certain rules.
>Guy Richardson
David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus