X-Message-Number: 4473
Date: 01 Jun 95 21:15:06 EDT
From: Jim Davidson <>
Subject: Individuals and Teams

David Stodolsky says:

>Research teams seem to be the engines of change in science. 

>Both of the above should give pause to more extreme individualists.
>Dawkins appears to undermine the existence of "individuals", Hull's
>analysis suggests they just don't make much difference.

And yet where would those research teams be without any of the individuals that
were on them?

I think John Quincy Adams had the best to say about it: "Individual liberty is
individual power, and as the power of a community is a mass compounded of the
individual powers, the nation which enjoys the most freedom must necessarily be
in proportion to its numbers the most powerful nation."

Label me the flagrant individualist.  And yes, there was a cryonics tie for this
message.  The next meeting of the Houston Life Extension Enthusiasts group is
Sunday 18 June 1995 at 3 pm.  My house in Houston is the setting.  Call me for
directions or email me.  Phone is (713) 990-9536.  Email is

I have prepped flyers which will be sent to all interested parties.


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