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>Subject: Re: Thoughts and Perceptions
>Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 23:01:59 -0400
>On Tuesday, April 16, 2002, at 10:39 , Grant Callaghan wrote:
>>Has anybody other than you talked about gravity (the force) being a
>>meme as opposed to gravity (the concept)? What is this straw horse you
>>keep beatin on?
>I don't ride horses.
Especially those made of straw.
>What is the 'concept' 'gravity', please?
The concept of gravity is what we think about certain phenomena we observe
concerning the tendency of matter to be drawn to matter. Gravity itself is
what holds us on this spinning planet. What we think and what holds us on
the planet are two different things.
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