[LMB] Jeeves and Ba and Rish and By

M R Dolbear fm little.egret at dolbear.fastmail.fm
Wed Feb 7 21:43:25 GMT 2018

On Wed, 7 Feb 2018, at 17:17, pouncer at aol.com wrote:
> Hi all,
> I think this has been hashed over before but 
> I missed most of it.  So I start it up again.

> - Morozov (sp?) tells Ivan that Jeeves are 
> gene-engineered to be loyal.  Nature driving 
> Nuture.  This override to free will seems 
> weird to contemporary ears but after all, 
> it's how bee hives work.  "I will lay down my 
> life (and genetic future)  to ensure the life 
> of two sisters, four cousins, or improved 
> odds for the hive at large".  


(for mammals, the genetics of bees being different)

. J.B.S. Haldane fully grasped the basic quantities and considerations in kin selection, famously writing "I would lay down my life for two brothers or eight cousins". 


Little Egret by email
Michael Dolbear in Walton-on-Thames

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