Re: Thoughts and Perceptions

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    Dear Wade,

    > > Of course you can. It's just false. :-)
    > Yup, which is why I said concepts about gravity are memes if and only if
    > they are false.
    > > The fact, ahem, is, "Some concepts are backed up by the entire
    > > universe."
    > Yes, if they are true concepts, duh.... But, why (oh why?) substitute
    > 'concept' for 'fact' in the first place? Once a concept is shown to be
    > factual, it is a fact, ain't it? Time to make it one.
    > This useless and insipid term substitution, when one and the correct one
    > will do, is a great source of annoyance to me.

    Well, Wade, it has to do with your insistence that concepts are memes
    only if they are false. Why you take that view is a mystery to me. But
    only a minor source of annoyance. ;-)

    So tell me, why do you say that memes must not be true?

    In terms of fitness, I would think that truth would make a meme more
    fit, in general.



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