Re: virus: Memes and Genes

Dave Pape (
Wed, 15 Jan 1997 23:59:30 GMT

At 20:52 15/01/97 +0000, you wrote:
>On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Richard Brodie <> wrote:
>>And Vonnegut, in Galapagos, argues that intelligence is a
>>losing genetic trait!
>Could you summarise that argument for us. I'd be very interested to hear

Isn't it a fairly simple "Intelligence builds docking big bombs" argument?
With a global nuclear or chemical war all but wiping people out? Well, all
I've got to say about that is... if the old woman at the end wasn't
intelligent, she wouldn't think of using artificial insem- oh no, I'll spoil
it for people.

Dave Pape
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clip at my opponent. (Alex Williams 1996)

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