Re: virus: Four Principles Digest

Tony Hindle (
Wed, 2 Apr 1997 02:57:45 +0100

In message <>, Richard Brodie <> writes
>David McF wrote:
>>It should be obvious to anyone who understands the second thing about
>>memetics that attempting to hide harmful memes is no way to fight them.
>What is your evidence to support this assertion? I'm interested, and it
>doesn't seem obvious to me. It's like saying that attempting to
>exterminate the smallpox virus is no way to fight it.
What about spreading benign strains of the smallpox virus so
that to allow imuninty systems to evolve?

Tony Hindle.