Re: virus: Technology (was manifest science)

Dylan Durst (
Thu, 3 Jun 1999 18:38:20 -0700 (PDT)

> Such a term would be confusing because it would combine and
> conflate two dissimilar things, one requiring intentionality and
> purpose, one not.

If we were to control the selection of a population of rats to have a desired effect (for example, get rid of brown hair), it is given intentionality and purpose (mine). Would you still call that evolution? (Assuming, you agree with my choice of language, if not, could you please restate the process in a manner consitant with my intentions and your volcaubulary?)