Re: virus: Re: Virus: Sociological Change
Mon, 16 Dec 96 10:40:41 GMT

> > Unless cleverly implemented, the description above would be in danger of
> > wiping out from lack of stress. [lack of evolutionary pressure?]
> Lack of stress hasn't hampered the evolution of sharks and many other
> fishes.

But sharks and fishes have existed in that form for much longer than
human kind. Perhaps they really don't evolve as fast.

And anyway, how do you know sharks don't get stroppy? :)

> (Punctuated equilibrium is the observation that many species do not under
> go gradual evolution but instead, they will remain stable for many millions
> of years (-- remain in equilibrium) before suddenly making many drastic
> changes ( -- punctuated by "bouts" of mutations)).

Very odd! Any idea why?

Richard Jones
"We are the New Breed,
We are the Future."