Re: virus: RE : Smart Asses, The Reason for Reason, Level-3

David McFadzean (
Sun, 03 Nov 1996 15:44:15 -0700

At 06:16 PM 03/11/96 +0000, Hakeeb A. Nandalal wrote:

>I've always been fascinated by the concept of something being "invented"
which we in turn call "man-made"
>and finally "unnatural". Given that everything falls in the set of Nature,
how can we differentiate between
>a bird's nest and a skyscraper? Why is the former "natural" and the latter

Because they are useful distinctions. Or at least they were. Lately I've
begun to think that the distinction has done more harm than good.

>BTW, I humbly request that you to explain the meaning of "coporophagic"
(my MS Word 6.0 spell check choked

Webster Definition for "coprophagous"

co.proph.a.gous \ka:-'pra:f-*-g*s\ \-*-je-\ aj [Gk koprophagos, fr. kopr- + -
phagos -phagous] : feeding on dung - n

>on it and I couldn't find it anywhere on the entire web). At first I saw
"co-pornographic" and thought
>"Great! Someone else who appreciates 'Debbie Does Dallas'!". There's one
art form that could be considered
>natural and inventive.

Have you seen the latest installments in the C Memetic Complex?

Oops, I just checked and they haven't been published yet. KMO?

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus