Re: virus: Angelica de Meme

Dave Pape (
Wed, 9 Apr 1997 22:44:22 +0100 (BST)

At 14:33 08/04/97 +0100, Reed wrote:
>>From: Drakir <>
>>Date: Tue, 08 Apr 1997 09:25:33 +0100
>>Reed Konsler wrote:
>>> Remember, everything of significance happened by chance.
>>My parents planned me, I'm sure :)
>I don't agree. They planned to have a child, perhaps.
>Everything that is "you", though, is a fortunate
>accident...not in the sense of Dr. Pangloss, but in the
>sense that by definition, it could never have been

Plus, the mental activity which went into their "plans" may have (actually,
how else could it have?) emerged from a Darwinian interaction of
self-replicating cognitive agents (ideas, neural activation patterns)... and
of course, Darwinian self-rep/mutation/competition/selection is a
cooler-than-shit way to get Design for free.

Dave Pape
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