Re: virus: Are we the gods of Nature?

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Wed, 10 Feb 1999 11:41:40 -0800 (PST)

On Wed, 10 Feb 1999, Robert Gordon wrote:

> I mean…why not just let evolution and Natural selection do their
> work?
> Why try to interfere with it by proposing the concept of "selfish-
> genes" and ‘selfish-memes"?
> I mean…if genes and memes are selfish…so what? Why should that
> disturb us? After all its "just the way things are"…the natural course
> of evolution.
> Why try to fight it?

Because I'd rather not die of natural causes prematurely, or live an unhappy life I'm driven to by instinct or advertising.