Re: Thoughts and Perceptions

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    Dear Wade,

    > Escape velocity is not an idea.
    > It too is a fact.
    > Are facts memes?
    > IMHO, no.

    The idea of escape velocity preceded the fact of accelerating a rocket
    to that velocity for the earth. That fact would not have occurred
    without the idea.

    Facts are not memes. However, for any given facts, there is a
    multiplicity of descriptions, explanations, theories that fit those
    facts. And those descriptions, explanations, and theories are memetic.



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