From: Bill Spight (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 29 Oct 2002 - 19:37:44 GMT
> Let's say a computer program is replicated numerous times with slight
> variations. The one that best does the job is automatically selected.
> Where's the self in this process? "Replication, variation, and selection"
> implies selfish behavior only in the context of life. Without this context,
> we can treat the entire process in terms of simple mechanics. That genes
> and memes are functions of life, not automata, is essential to understanding
So your claim is that memes are alive, right?
> > Emphasis mine. All of the emphasized phrases are personifications.
> Not at all. All living things exist in themselves. Life is all about
> self-nature, from bacteria on up.
Including memes, by your lights, right?
> > Do the genes for blood type replicate themselves? If so, how?
> All genes replicate themselves in the process of cell division.
How do the genes for blood type affect cell division?
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