RE: Thoughts and Perceptions

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Tue Apr 16 2002 - 14:52:24 BST

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    >Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 08:37:51 +0100
    > >> (the "gravity" meme, for example, would be shall we say difficult
    > >> free
    > >> oneself of)
    > <Hmmm. Are physical qualities of the universe memes at all?
    > > I don't think so.>
    > >
    > I don't think so either, but some regard the idea/term 'gravity' as
    >a meme (I was just humouring the mindmemers).
    > Vincent
    IMO the force we call gravity is not a meme but the concept of gravity is.
    Especially when we use it to turn a water wheel or overcome it with the
    curve of an air foil or calculate the trajectory of an artillery shell. It
    becomes a meme when we can add it to the tools we use to change our
    environment. The fact that we can use it, just as we use the sharpness of a
    rock, is what makes it a meme. The meme is our concept of what gravity is
    and does.


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