virus: Re : Dawkins is an idiot

Hakeeb A. Nandalal (
Mon, 11 Nov 1996 09:29:14 +0000

Did David Leeper say "Dawkins is an idiot"?

He's a heretic! He's a warlock!

Burn him! Burn him!

If you think Dawkins screwed up, check this from Webster :-

Word evolution is defined as follows: \.ev-*-'lu:-sh*n also .e--v*-\ \-sh*-.ner-e-\ \-sh*-.niz-*m\
\-sh(*-)n*st\ n [L evolution-, evolutio unrolling, fr. evolutus, pp. of
ev]olvere 1a: a process of change in a certain direction : UNFOLDING 1b1: a
process of continuous change from a lower, simpler, or worse to a higher,
more complex, or better state : GROWTH 1b2: a process of gradual and
relatively peaceful social, political, and economic advance 1c: something
evolved 2: one of a set of prescribed movements 3: the process of working
out or developing 4: the extraction of a mathematical root 5a: PHYLOGENY
5b: the process by which through a series of changes or steps a living
organism has acquired its distinguishing morphological and physiological
characters 5c: a theory that the various types of animals and plants have
their origin in other preexisting types and that the distinguishable
differences are due to modifications in successive generations 6: a process
in which the whole universe is a progression of interrelated phenomena - aj


"change from a lower, simpler, or worse to a higher,
more complex, or better state"? Somebody forgot to tell them
that bacteria won the survival war.

So much for chaos. Maybe the big D got lazy and used Webster
to write "Climbing Mount Improbable".


Hakeeb A. Nandalal
"Nothing unreal exists"