Re: virus: Sling Blade

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Wed, 02 Apr 1997 01:16:21 -0800

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

>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

Well said. "Objective reality" is not a very popular term on this list though.

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159