RE: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose

David McFadzean (
Mon, 24 Nov 1997 11:19:38 -0700

At 09:06 AM 11/22/97 -0000, Robin Faichney wrote:

>> From: David McFadzean[]
>> 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.
>Hmm, I guess I should read that. But if we're
>talking about memes, then we're not talking
>about "going against human nature", are we?

Aren't memes an intrinsic aspect of "human nature"?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus