RE: virus: Un-natural De-selection

Robin Faichney (
Mon, 18 Aug 1997 09:36:00 +0100

Brett Lane Robertson wrote:
>I follow some of the newer evolutionary theories which suggest that
>there is a survival benefit to being cooperative (instead of
>>So do I...However, as I think you pointed out yourself, this is not
>>place to discuss such things. I very strongly recommend
>>that you join the Evolutionary Theory Mailing List, at
>No, I did not say any such thing.

I don't have time to check the archives, or reply to this at
length, so just a few points:

The discussion was about genetics, while this list is about
memetics, and there is at least one list that is about genetics,
so the discussion would be better situated there.

To suggest you join one list, is *not* to suggest you leave
another. I usually belong to several lists concurrently.

Generally speaking, no particular qualifications are
required for the making of suggestions. What you do
with them is up to you.

You seem a little paranoid, and are certainly willing to
read a very great deal into a very short message. TAKE IT

PS I still think you should join the Evolution list -- I think
you'd enjoy it!