Re: virus: Need description for Yahoo

Duane Daniel Hewitt (
Tue, 18 Jul 1995 10:15:16 -0600 (MDT)

On Mon, 17 Jul 1995, David McFadzean wrote:

> Great, though I would like to include the descriptors "atheistic" and
> "rational" if possible.

Yes, I missed those.

> Also, "mutagenic" may lose some people. I think
> I know what it means from the context, but perhaps simple "adaptive"
> would be better.

I was getting a bit carried away with throwing around jargon. ;-)

> Is the evolutionary paradigm really shattering the clockwork world? That
> is certainly dramatic (which has some appeal) but I view the paradigm
> shift as (not coincidentally) evolutionary.

I think there will be a discontinuity. Maybe I am a Singularity believer

BTW you were correct on Friday about my weakening stance on Rand.

> 2nd generation:
> Recent advances in knowledge have created an ecological niche in the
> idea-space of humanity for a rational, atheistic religion. Virus fills
> the void with an integrated conceptual framework that is self-consciously
> adaptive, engaging the invigoration of constant renewal through directed
> evolution of memes (ideas).