Jacob Costello (
Sun, 1 Dec 1996 13:03:03 -0600 (CST)

I wandered over to their site and eventually wandered onto a feature where one
can write to Mr. Knight and give one's reasons why breeding isn't such a bad
thing. So, with all this brouhaha over spreading memes, i took it upon myself
to write to him and give him a brief intro to nano (and the address of Ralph
Merkle's site at Xerox). He wrote back. Here is a excerpt from our exchange
that suggests that there may be some hope for the man:

> >More fundamentally, we will be the first species to not depend on the
> >biosphere. Presently we require it to take care of our molecular
> >manufacturing needs (e.g., food). That will soon change, and all of our
> >old ways of thinking will have to change too.<<
> When this happens, perhaps we could justify continued procreation of Homo
> sapiens. Until then, planet and people will be better off with fewer of us.
> Les.

jake costello