Re: virus: Re: Sling Blade

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 17:16:13 -0800 (PST)

> As David R. have predicted, rational ideas are taking over the cyber-space.
> Or is it my illusion only?

That is to be expected from memetics: the factors that increase the
success of a replicator--any replicator--are speed of copying,
lifespan, and fidelity of copying. The internet is a very fast meme-
copying mechanism, so evolution should happen faster there than in
other media. And "rational ideas", i.e., those that more closely
represent objective reality than their alleles, have a higher copying
fidelity than irrational ones, because reality itself can be used for

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