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> >> (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).
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
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