Re: virus: Abortion, etc.

David McFadzean (
Tue, 12 Mar 1996 15:21:28 -0700

At 10:11 AM 12/03/96 -0700, Ike Hall wrote:

>Following Dawkins' selfish gene theory, the purpose of biological organisms is
>to replicate their genes. If one does not wish to do this, one must figure out
>a way to interrupt the cycle. Any method of interrupting the reproductive
>cycle is essentially equivalent to any other, as the results are the same.
>Celibacy, contraception, sterilization, and abortion are therefore one and the
>same - interruptions of the natural reproductive process.

I don't agree with this statement. They may all have the end result --
the propagation of one's genes -- but that is only from a very limited
each strategy has many other effects as well. Surely you wouldn't suggest that
infanticide is equally as valid a method as contraception?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus