Re: virus: How did we get here? (from: Un-natural De-selection)

Tony Hindle (
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 04:36:53 +0100

In message <>,
Tim Rhodes <> writes

>It may be useful to us to understand where we're all coming from and what
>each others backgrounds are in regards to memetics and evolutionary (and
>other origin) theories. We've done this in the past, but it's been a
>while and many people have joined CoV since the last time. It might help
>us to get a more complete picture of one another and likewise help fight
>the impulse to attribute a lack of understanding to anothers ignorance or
>stupidity. (The all too easy out.) It may also give us clues as to things
>we may want to look into on our own, to expand our knowledge.
>To that end:
>What brought you to Church of Virus? to the field of memetics?

Hofsdatder- Dawkins - memes -dennett- alt. memetics - CoV.

>And what have you read (briefly) on the subject of memetics so far?

Metamagical themas, Godel escher & Bach, all Dawkins, Dennet:
Darwin's dangeroud idea, conc. exp. minds eye, VOTM.
Also I have an interest in having a laugh and tennis.

I am away for a while and might even have to unsubscribe since
being here is addictive and I need to earn a living. But I have made
some great friends and brilliant enemies here and I know that through
them I will be kept posted on what is happening.
Bye for now.