Re: virus: CoV Memetics: Mysticism of the 90's

Tim Rhodes (
Thu, 20 Feb 1997 08:56:43 -0800 (PST)

On Tue, 18 Feb 1997, Vicki Rosenzweig wrote:

> Prof. Tim,
> I'm no expert on the echidna, but I do know that it's not
> a prosimian. It's a monotreme, like the platypus. (The most basic
> division of mammals is into monotremes, marsupials, and placental
> mammals--the great majority of non-Australian mammals, including
> us and the prosimians, are placental mammals.) Other than that,
> "evolutionary dead end" is teleological at best, and implies someone
> or something that is doing the planning. In the most basic
> sense, the echidna is successful: it's still around.
> Vicki

Your quite right, Vicki. I stand corrected. Thank you.

-Prof. Tim