In a message dated 5/1/2000 8:55:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I absolutely at all times take responsibility for my "choices".
> At the same time, that does not keep me from wondering at times
> *where* on earth some of the motivations for those choices come from.
Wondering is good, and as Daniel Ust said, if we use this information to help
us to overcome some kind of behavior that is destructive, FINE.
I think it's far more likely to be used as an excuse for not doing the
I watch Jerry Springer, just to remind me that we shouldn't have any optimism
that people will do the right thing with buzzword information.
> While others may use sociobiology as an excuse for strange
> actions on their part, some of us would simply like to be
> able to read the "source code" so we can validate or discard
> the motivations for various behaviors. Without being able
> to read the source code, you have no idea whether it
> corresponds to years of work by a nobel prize winner
> or the scribblings of an Englishperson thrown out of
> a pub at 11:00 PM shortly after consuming 5 pints within
> half an hour of closing time.
YOU'VE JUST HIT ON THE MOST TRENDY OF BUZZWORD OF TODAY!! Namely: We are
computers; contain source codes, programs, memory chips, RAM... hahahah
Every new machine is fated to be compared to humans. We are anthro-centric.
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