RE: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 09:37:57 -0700

At 08:37 AM 11/21/97 -0000, Robin Faichney wrote:
>> From: Tom Parsons[]
>> That "twist of fate" is called evolution. Groups have been units of
>> primate
>> selection since long before H. sapiens arose.
>Didn't Dawkins rubbish group selection in The Selfish Gene?

Yes, but he was talking about genes, not memes. Howard Bloom has
resurrected group selection in "The Lucifer Principle" with memes
as the replicators in question. Think about it: cui bono (who
stands to gain) when soldiers die in war? Certainly not the soldiers.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus