Re: virus: Technology (was manifest science)

Dylan Durst (
Mon, 31 May 1999 13:30:16 -0700 (PDT)

> Websters uses the definition "a manner of accomplishing a task..."
> (especially regarding the way knowledge may be applied).
> My understanding allows that a technology is a NATURAL process.

I agree. But I am wondering if this is the best word to use to describe the process.

> Eyes, immune systems, etc. (while seeming to be types of "tools") are
> more the PRODUCT of a technology than a technology proper. Thus,
> *specialization* might be the technology which produces such biological
> products.

I would say that all the 'tools' we get from 'technology' are specializations. I think that our 'tools' that we have made fall under the same proccess that made our biological 'tools' (and i guess, our bodies). The proccess seems similar enough.