[EVA] Re: [EVA] 11° Angel [biology dissertation]
vilhelm at home.se
Thu Sep 16 13:28:48 EDT 1999
On Sat, Sep 11, 1999 at 02:10:49PM +0000, Vice wrote:
> At 01:14 PM 10/09/99 +0200, you wrote:
> >but what do you think if i try to make a connections between the DNA
> >codes (of a living being) and the binary codes (of a computer program,
> >as a virus)?
> Well, they share similarities, but the Angel must have been very clever to
> transfer itself from genomic code to computer code.
No real connection otherwise, this reminds me of Neal Stephenson's
semi-well-know science fiction book "Snow Crash". Among other things, it
features a "meta-virus", which has three different representations; as a
biological virus, as a computer virus, and as a meme, and is contagious across
these different forms.
> You see, Gendou's remark about evolution really annoys me (being the
> neo-Darwinist that I am). If something cannot reproduce, it cannot evolve
Perhaps this is not meant to be taken as "scientific" description, but as a
metaphor? It reminds me of the other times evolution (and death) is mentioned
in Eva. I cannot help feeling that it'd be possible to dig out a very profound
message from it, if only I was a bit smarter. OTOH, that's the way I feel
about most of Eva... 8)
-Vilhelm Sjöberg "355/113 -- not the famous number,
vilhelm at home.se but an incredibly good imitation!"
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