Re: CFCs and ethics

Dan Fabulich (
Sun, 7 Nov 1999 17:40:12 -0500 (EST)

'What is your name?' 'Spike Jones.' 'IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS!!!':

> Consider for instance the <faithfulness in marriage>. Most would
> recognize that this meme is solidly CFC based, and yet I cannot shake
> this one off even if I tried, and it is unclear to me that I should try.

Actually, this is probably an instinct we've inherited. Pinker makes a solid game theoretic argument in favor of appearing to have an instinct like this in "How the Mind Works;" and, arguably, the best way to appear to have a given instinct is to actually have it.


-unless you love someone-
-nothing else makes any sense-

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