Re: virus: _____ of Virus

Ken Kittlitz (
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 12:08:46 +0000

At 11:36 AM 11/24/97 -0700, David McF. wrote:
>At 02:09 PM 11/23/97 +1300, Tom Parsons wrote:
>>Increasing memetic advantage was exactly my point when I questioned your
>>apparent denigration of humans' strong devotion to dogmas. No enterprise
>>will get far by fighting human nature,
>If that was true, then the enterprise of Law would not get far.

I'm not sure Law is a good counter-example. Sure, it tends to prevent us
from giving in to vengeance urges etc., but that is certainly due in part
to our wanting to avoid the punishment that most legal systems have backing
them up. And Law also plays on our desire for justice and "fair-play",
especially for ourselves. I think this desire was discussed at length in
_The Moral Animal_, from the standpoint of it being deeply ingrained in our

What aspects of Law do you think fight human nature?
Ken Kittlitz
Kumo Software Corp.