Re: electric meme bombs

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Sat 02 Nov 2002 - 20:57:12 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Chase" <>
    > If we are so great and 'evolution tends to favor' us, which your argument
    > boils down to, then why do bacteria persist? Why haven't we replaced them
    > sent them into the pit of extinction as a group?

    That was an initial gut feeling I got too Joe ! In the discussion we have with Wade, Wade argued I missed your point, that you weren 't even close to defend collectiviness, I reconsidered my view and came to the conclusion that beneath, the notion of collectiviness was giving by the bias of similarity which you defend. And I kept quiet. But now I see you go much further than that, you bring in a " religious " aspect, one that Darwin himself was obliged to built in, that despite the fact evolution was random and blind, man was its favour subject.

    I thought Joe you were a rationalist, one of the harder line, but now you can 't save the appearence even to be one. You drag morality and ethics into a dis- cussion where even the need for those can be missed. You deny the fact that man can create along his own image, without any divine intervention and that is why you " attack " Wade because in his scheme as each beme exists only for the time it is in performance, the question of life and death is part of the system, not in the hands of some- thing that must be at its base.

    That is what I see, can be wrong, for what than I ask your forgiveness,



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