Re: virus: RE: What does the replicating?

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 11 Jun 1996 01:33:51 -0500

tom.holz wrote:
> I'm feeling a bit fuzzy mentally,
> and need to go sleep.
> wait. I imagine a large bowling ball stuck in a small dip, with a small
> rabbit chained to it. together they form a creature. The ball is its
> genes, and the rabbit it's memes. While the ball is slowly rolling, the
> rabbit can scamper in all 360 degree, testing various paths very rapidly,
> but it has very little effect on the genetic state of It.

You know, I think I like your fuzzy brain. This rabbit and ball analogy
is brilliant! Small question, though. How does level 3 fit in? Does
that correspond to multiple rabbits? If so, does that mean they all
pull in different directions on the ball and thus slow the bioligical
evolution, or all combine together and thus speed the genetic evolution?


> tom.