Re: The Moral Animal (was Re: virus: RE: virus, Abortion, etc.)

pokey pokey (
Sat, 16 Mar 1996 13:15:10 -0700 (MST)

At 11:31 AM 3/15/96 -0700, wrote:
>At 01:07 PM 13/03/96 -0600, John Steele wrote:
>>For a more lucid description of this idea, and an introduction to the
>>whole area of Evolutionary Psychology, I highly recommend Richard
>>Wright's book, The Moral Animal.
>A quote from the aforementioned book ...
> "Understanding the often unconscious nature of genetic
> control is the first step toward understanding that --
> in many realms, not just sex -- we're all puppets, and
> our best hope for even partial liberation is to try to
> decipher the logic of the puppeteer."
>I'm only 90 pages into it but I would already wager that The Moral
>Animal is going to be added to the Virus list of recommended books.
>David McFadzean
>Memetic Engineer
>Merak Projects
>a fine book; indeed a great book! my sister who is also my wife read it to
our seven kids every day, just like our father used to force us to sit naked
on the cold floor and read it out loud when we were young.