Re: virus: Technology (was manifest science)

Dylan Durst (
Wed, 2 Jun 1999 00:38:26 -0700 (PDT)

> Muscles and organs are not technology; they are the conditions of
> our being-in-the-world's being-to-the-world, of our incarnation into
> the midst of it. The dividing line is easy; evolution vs. innovation.

The dividing line is always easy. Thats why the idea of it has stuck.

Evolution has brought us to innovation.

Multi-cellular organization brought us to organs and muscles (and us, i assume). At the time, it was probably an 'innovation,' but now it is an evolved, hmmm, 'condition'(?).

Innovation is just another part of evolution. As long as it is useful, it will stick. Just like, arms & legs, words, drums, telephones. Yes, the code for a telephone does not exist in our DNA, neither is the code for some of the nutrients that we need to survive. But our body parts dependent on those nutrients, as may become dependent on raw materials for our innovations.