Dan Fabulich (
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 17:50:52 -0800

Eliezer Yudkowsky wrote:

> Seriously, I think we need to distinguish between Good and Evil in the
> ethical sense, and memetic good and bad in the evolutionary sense, and
> perceived "Good" and "Evil" in the moral sense. What if a meme is a
> very evil thing, but survives well while being morally ambiguous to the
> majority of the population? Different axes, folks.

Good point. I propose to reserve "good" and "bad" for those who wish
to make moral judgements, using "strong" and "weak" to represent a
given meme's ability to propagate.

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