virus: Will

Reed Konsler (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 09:11:54 -0500

>Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 09:37:39 -0700
>From: David McFadzean <>
>Subject: Re: virus: Will
>At 10:01 AM 3/11/99 -0500, Reed Konsler wrote:
>>That is wrong on so many levels. Who is in charge? You, or the memes?
>>Don't let the universal acid of Darwinism dissolve your soul. Or, if you
>>do, don't claim it wasn't your idea to let that happen.
>It is interesting that you still maintain a belief that you are
>separate from your memes, a little mind within a mind choosing
>what to believe. Does your homonculus believe this because he
>thinks it is true or because he thinks it is useful?

The "homonculus" is fund-a-mental. In other words, it pays attention. I'm not a Cartesian, if this is what you are implying. I subscribe to Dennett's theory of a "center of narrative gravity". You can chose to identify it, or not. I choose to, because it is true that it's possible to do so, and useful to do so from a number of perspectives. But, then, I'm kind of I don't always think that way. I like to keep my options open.


  Reed Konsler