Re: Ethics in a void (Re: meaning of life (RE: (repost) ))

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Jan 25 2001 - 19:29:42 MST

At 06:43 PM 25/01/01 +0000, Charlie Stross wrote:

>I strongly suggest you read "Wonderful Life",

What??? Stephen Jay Gould? But he's a blatant socialist!

>then start thinking about the applicability of Gould's argument about
>contingency and randomness in evolution to the developments of societies.

Why should anyone do that? Take his arguments seriously? He's a
self-confessed marxist.

And he probably hasn't even *read* Ayn Rand!

Damien Broderick
[ahem - I'll take my pills in just a moment]

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