Re: virus: RE: Why have children?

Jason McVean (
Wed, 30 Oct 96 18:48:46 MST

Wade wrote:
> The problem facing us is one of what memes are driving us to continue, and
> how do they differ from (or augment) the genetic drivers?

In this case, I'd say that the prime motivator is the gene, not
the meme. The meme may contribute to the drive, but it can also
work against the gene, which is what may be the cause to shinking
growth rates in wealthy populations.


Dept. of Physics and Astronomy University of Calgary

"And it would have worked if it weren't for those meddling kids."