Re: virus: Re: Opposable thumbs (fwd)

Duane Hewitt (
Tue, 19 Mar 1996 23:24:47 -0700 (MST)

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1996 17:32:04 -0600
> From: John Steele <>
> To: Atheism <>
> Subject: Re: virus: Re: Opposable thumbs
> >From the point of simply maximizing your numbers, the bacteria would be
> the best system to use, since from the point of view of sheer numbers,
> they clearly win.

Right now they do. But evolution is an eternal tournament with the winner
moving to the next round and the losers being consigned to oblivion. I
would choose the human as my survival vehicle because I would be more
likely to survive for a longer period of time. I would have a chance to
escape the destruction of the solar system and eventually propagate
throughout the universe.

I might take a chance and be a bacteria such as E. coli which lives
inside humans but you would never know if you would be eradicated before
the Diaspora.

Duane Hewitt