Re: virus: Immortality as a desease
Mon, 28 Oct 1996 20:49:14 -0600 (CST)

On Sun, 27 Oct 1996, Duane Hewitt wrote:

> On Sat, 26 Oct 1996, Lior Golgher wrote:


> > This is the
> > only opportunity for their off-springs to survive. Of course there's no
> > way to know how much mortalness mutations evolved and perished before
> > that certain disaster.
> > As usual I'll relate it to memetics - are there any memes which don't
> > change at all? don't have any variation or anything; or do they all die?

> As in biological systems you could probably find memes that do not change
> because they are not being subjected to selective pressures. The more
> interesting ones would probably be those that did NOT change in response
> to selective pressures.

Oh: memes whose internal selective pressures overwhelm any so-far-tried
external selective pressures?

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd