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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.
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