Re: virus: Memetic evolution

C. David Noziglia (
Sat, 23 Mar 1996 15:55:10 -0800

David McFadzean wrote:

> On the other hand if Shakespeare had died in infancy, there would be no
> reason to believe someone else would have written those literary works.
> (Well, maybe someone did write them, but you get the point :) Perhaps it is
> the works of the 20th century Shakespeares that should be preserved.

OK, name one. The problem is probably that we aren't far enough removed from
artistic creations to choose the ones that will survive the ages. Also, we
have lived through a time of the creation of a new artistic medium, film.
And what about artists and musicians?

Anyway, that wasn't what the original challange was about, David. We were
supposed to choose 5 scientific ideas.

C. David Noziglia
Wellington, New Zealand

"Blessed are those who have no expectations, for they will never be disappointed." Kautiliya Shakhamuni Sidhartha Gautama Buddha

"Things are the way they are because they got that way."