Re: Selfish memes ?

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 17:43:59 GMT

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    At 04:33 PM 04/02/02 +0100, you wrote:


    Jeeze guys. "Selfish" in context of gene, memes or computer viruses is
    *metaphor*. It is a short way of expressing in the fact that genes that
    build bodies better able to get the those genes into the next generation
    become more common in future generations. Darwinian evolution has been
    restated in the past decades not as "survival" so much as reproductive success.

    Please don't try to make a big deal out of something so simple.

    Keith Henson

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