RE: virus: Meme, the Underlying Cause

Tim Rhodes (
Sun, 28 Sep 1997 22:35:56 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 28 Sep 1997, Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:

> The information stored in DNA survives much, much longer than we do.

Only if we breed.

> In fact genes even kill us in order to evolve (aging and death are
> programmed in our genes).

I think the juries still out on that one. Many evolutionary biologists
believe age-related illnesses are genetic left-overs that were not weeded
out by natural selection because they don't don't manifest themselves
until after an organism has passed the breeding age.

-Prof. Tim