RE: XLS files scrambling [off-topic]

Subject: RE: XLS files scrambling [off-topic]
From: Anjul Srivastava <anjul.srivastava@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 17:34:27 -0400
A much simpler common-sense explanation is that: quality of life is
proportional to the amount of goods and services available. Goods and
services are created by human effort. Duplication is wasteful of human
effort. Duplication decreases the amount of goods and services available.
Duplication decreases quality of life. Not sharing causes duplication.

Ergo, share.

-----Original Message-----

Etienne Posthumus wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jun 2000, George Prezerakos (ETG) wrote:
> > Am I missing something here ?
> If we share things, we can all do better and greater things. By hiding and
> obfuscating things more harm is done than good.
> Why would you not want to share anything you have done?

At the risk of going severely off-topic there is an excellent book
called "Unto Others" by Sober and Wilson
) which throws some very specific light on to this kind of issue.

The first half explores the situations in which the effects of group
selection might outweigh the effects of individual selection, thus
propagating altruistic behaviour (because "altruistic" teams are winning
out faster than "selfish" players). They then go on to argue that this
happens more often in nature than is accepted under modern scientific

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