RE: virus: Level Three-Belief and Utility.

Richard Brodie (
Thu, 31 Oct 1996 10:50:59 -0800

David Leeper wrote:

>Replicators, including memes, have an unsupased ability to
>not get caught in a "valley or a hillock".

That statement is in direct opposition to what scientists are saying
about replicators. Dawkins, Dennett, and even Gould agree that getting
caught at local maxima is an inherent quality of evolution by natural
selection. That is why, for instance, our eyes have nerves coming out
the front instead of the back.

Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA, USA
Do you know what a "meme" is?