Re: FW: virus: From the shadows

Robin Faichney (
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 14:28:00 -0000

From: D. H. Rosdeitcher
>I say attack memes that seem unfit. Those unfit memes
>create problems (ie. religious memes), but they can be poofed away under
>critical examination.

You know, the concept of evolution as "survival of the fittest"
is sometimes criticized as a tautology, because the fittest
are defined as those that survive. (Of course that says
nothing against more sophisticated accounts of evolutionary

So, given the ubiquity of religious memes, how can you say
they're unfit? Does that just mean, they don't suit *my* way
of thinking, for you?

Robin Faichney