Re: virus: What makes memes compete?

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 11 Apr 1997 14:21:24 -0700 (PDT)

On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Robin Faichney wrote:

> Tim Rhodes wrote:
> > is in the interest of your genes
> >to protect your brother until the risk is greater than 50-50 that you,
> >yourself, will die (for half of your genes can survive through him).
> Rubbish! This is one of the most common "scientific" canards.
> How many genes do siblings share?

Oh, so sorry. I should have said "half of your non-species specific,
individual attribute related genes" I guess. You'll have to forgive
me, I'm just not quite that anal.

> Well, I'm led to believe that humans and chimpanzees share about 98%.
> Just think about it, OK?

Ahhh, that explains why I just can't get enough of thems there chimps!
Now I'm glad it was Bozo and not my brother I chose to pull from that
burning building last year.

-Prof Tim