Re: Thoughts and Perceptions

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Tue Apr 16 2002 - 19:31:09 BST

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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.
    >Respectfully, no....
    >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.
    >- Wade

    I respectfully disagree. The concept is part of an internal map that refers
    to gravity. The map is not the territory, no matter how accurate the map.


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