[MUD-Dev] Re: OT:Re: Is worse better?

Jon A. Lambert jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com
Wed Jun 17 00:47:57 New Zealand Standard Time 1998


On 16 Jun 98, Nathan F Yospe wrote:
> On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, Jon A. Lambert wrote:
> 
> :On 16 Jun 98, Katrina McClelan wrote:
> :> On Tue, 16 Jun 1998, J C Lawrence wrote:
> 
> :> > Unix and C are the ultimate computer viruses. 
> 
> :> Interesting way to refer to them.  I guess that makes Windows 95 a
> :> new birth defect that we're still trying to find a cure for?  :)
> 
> :Well yeah, sort of.   It's a genetic mutation that is a further step 
> :on the chain of OS evolution.  Kind of like a transition from homo 
> :erectus to homo sapiens neanderthalis.  While erectus used simple and 
> :blunt tools, neanderthalis used more complex assemblies of tools. 
> :Erectus never did find a cure for these "birth defects".   :P
> 
> And to make sure the analogy is perfect... Homo Neanderthalus isn't sapiens
> at all. More recent techniques have made it pretty clear they were not even
> close to the same species as us, and that they were an evolutionary deadend
> on a massive scale. Sounds about right to me...

Correct.  Some evolutionists are reluctant to change the phylogical 
designation because the neanderthalis sample was one individual and 
not conclusive.  The missing link turns out to be yet another 
deadend.  I submit the same is likely true of erectus and that 
chimp's mitochondrial(sp?) dna will turn out to be just as unrelated 
and extinct.  A sapient OS (ok bad pun)  hasn't arisen yet, and I 
hope it's more likely to be the fruit of spontaneous creation rather 
than evolution.  ;)
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