Re: virus: Re: Sling Blade

Tim Rhodes (
Sat, 5 Apr 1997 12:16:31 -0800 (PST)

On Sat, 5 Apr 1997, Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:

> One cannot deny that there are successful memetic replicators that
> resonate with some genetic predispostion or prejudice to their
> benefit at our expense. But in the long run, even they are subject
> to copying error because the predispositions themselves are mutating.
> In the very long run, only those memes that represent verifiable
> reality maintain their fidelity.

There is a word for genes that maintain their fidelity in the face of
changing environment factors; "extinct".

-Prof. Tim