Re: Dawkins' Mutation Test for Replicators

Tim Rhodes (
Sun, 29 Aug 1999 17:04:48 -0700

From: "Tim Rhodes" <>
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Subject: Re: Dawkins' Mutation Test for Replicators
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 17:04:48 -0700

Chris Lofting wrote:

>Read my posts today *really* carefully and perhaps you will get the idea as
>to what I am talking about. In my comments re a 100 Monkeys so I am
>relating the story regardless of if it is true or not. I have repeatedly
>emphasised that *regardless* of the truth or falsehood there is a pattern
>of meaning here that is common in the species...

But, Chris, you are one who sees that pattern in everything you've ever seen
or read. I have no doubt whatsoever that you may divide up your world along
these lines quite effortlessly after so many years. But you should
remember, while this may be common in your own thinking, it is quite another
thing to extrapolate from the machinations of ones mind to those of the
entire species as a whole.

(And a bit egotistical to boot, I might add.)

-Tim Rhodes

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