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On Sunday, February 24, 2002, at 12:57 , rmey4892 wrote:
> Finally, I feel the need to point out one other point about memetic
> It may soon loose its usefulness as a concept since technology [snip]
> allow for significant cultural exchange and soon render the term
Local cultures are, in a very real sense, memetic species. Race is fast
being recognized as impossible to find biologically, and most physical
differences seem explainable through environmental and developmental
mechanisms and conditions.
Language is a main division, although difference there is also, IMHO, a
local phenomenon. (We all _can_ have language. We can't have long necks
or prehensile tails.) Music, especially the chromatic and tonic systems
used, is another. For all intents and purposes, I consider religion
irrelevant, since along with choice of transportation and fast food
emporium it's more choosing whatever's handiest, if one is allowed to
desire to choose anything at all- and that is not a species difference
but a universal inertia.
When we all of us discourse in english and listen to Yanni, or whatever,
it will be a matter of plumage....
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