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On Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at 09:52 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
> The meme is our concept of what gravity is and does.
What gravity does is a fact of the universe. That we discover and define
and use it in any way (although, gibbons use it all the time, as do
birds...) is not due to any concept we hold about any fact.
Gravity is there. Period.
Only an inaccuracy about gravity could be memetic, such as declaring a
cannonball will fall faster than a turnip. Or, magic tricks designed to
fool us into thinking there is none, such as levitation illusions.
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