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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.
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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