Re: Modern Technology: Out of Control?

CurtAdams (
Tue, 20 Jan 1998 21:06:09 EST

In a message dated 1/20/98 10:25:59 AM, wrote:

>A nit: each of us can choose our own plan, but as humanity we cannot
>choose a plan for ourselves. Evolutionary selection still functions, and
>plans have reproductive consequences. Those who choose plans which result
>in fewer progeny will be selected out in the long term.

And a nit upon a nit: people can have both genetic and memetic progeny.
So far, plans which result in fewer genetic but more memetic progeny
(e.g. celibate priests) are doing OK.