Re: virus: maxims and ground rules and suppositions

Rhonda Chapman (
Mon, 17 May 1999 20:52:56 -0700

There has been a great deal of discussion about evolution and the fact that occurs without any form of conscious intent on our part. From the standpoint of physical evolution, I am inclined to agree.

So, how about "Evolution of the MIND is a process of consciousness".


-----Original Message-----
From: TheHermit <>
To: <> Date: Sunday, May 16, 1999 10:23 PM
Subject: RE: virus: maxims and ground rules and suppositions

>I am (as no doubt expected) totally with Wade on this one. Somebody has
>their chicken harnessed to an egg. The only way anything conscious happened
>was through evolution. Even today, virii have not bothered with
>consciousness, yet they evolve quite merrily (and rapidly) on their
>chemically and physically dictated evolutionary paths. As do the very
>elegant self-replicating chemical soups being cooked up in laboratories all
>over the world.
>Better luck next time.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From:
>> []On Behalf
>> Of Wade T.Smith
>> Sent: Sunday, May 16, 1999 11:02 PM
>> To: Church of Virus
>> Subject: Re: virus: maxims and ground rules and suppositions
>> >I'm a bigger fan of "Evolution is a process of consciousness"
>> >[which - I think - A.N. Whitehead would like better
>> I, on the other hand, have never been a fan of that deist,
>> and I cannot
>> see any reason to claim consciousness came first.
>> - Wade