Saturday, October 18, 2003

"For the good of the species"

The Sock Thief has some interesting thoughts on information processing and species selection. I guess Kim Hill's "for the good of the species" comments got him riled up...

(As a fan of replicator selection, I was more interested in Sykes' comments about a war between the Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. It's easy to see that the two coalitions are locked in a zero-sum game, and that they could pursue gender-biasing strategies to promote their own replication, but I'm unaware of any evidence that they are yet).