Re: virus: RE: cow

psypher (
Mon, 24 May 1999 22:22:18 -0400 (EDT)

Sodom: your message was very long and it wouldn't make sense to reply to it all piecemeal. But you asked why would we cooperate and why would we want to. So I'll tell you what i think since you told me what you think and maybe we can communicate.

...We should cooperate because we need to see ourselves as a species
in order to survive. We've reached that point now.

...Our thought processes in the wealthy nations are skewed towards
reductionism, we're very good at taking things apart. But we're all one system.

...our survival depends on the stability of the ecology in which we
are embedded - that ecology includes other persons.

...the only way we will ever learn anything other than clever tricks
to solve immediate problems is by communicating.

...communication requires two parties - one to send and one to
recieve. communicate we must cooperate.
...we must communicate if we are to learn.

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