Re: virus: RE: virus, Abortion, etc.

Billy Pilgrim (
Sat, 16 Mar 1996 12:34:22 -0500


> Of course, reality is a little more complicated than this simple
> mathematical model. What if the person who is giving his life has already
> had children? Or perhaps they can't have children? In either case, a
> useful strategy, from the point of view of getting your DNA into the next
> generation, is to look out for the well-being of those with whom you
> share some genetic material.
> So altruism, though it may appear selfless, is in fact better termed,
> "reciprocal-altruism" - genes are selfish after all.

Ok, I agree with that. I was just using a basic explanation to show an
example. I think I really need to read "The Moral Animal".

Would you like some cake? No thank you,
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	-Little Feat
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