Is there a set pattern as to how information mutates? I should probably clarify; information like that which changes and evolves due to alteration by people over the internet. Example: Some guy doesn't like the idea that the U.S. landed on the moon, so he says it was faked in an air force hanger. Smaller example 1: A word that was mispelled in a chain letter is interpreted as a different word, so the person tries to correct it. When the word itself is altered, the sentence no longer makes sense, and the person changes that. Smaller example 2: When a chain letter is circulated, and a person doesn't like something written in it ( a number, etc), and thus changes it. What I am getting at is that information can be altered by people for any number of reasons, much like a form of natural selection. I'm sorry if this appears long or very strange, but it is late and I haven't had a Red Bull in a while. Replies are appreciated.