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On Thursday, April 18, 2002, at 12:31 , Philip Jonkers wrote:
> Humans have a tendency to cling to non-sensical
> systems that give them a sense of security, albeit of a false kind of
Totally true, abjectly enough.
Science has found nothing to support any of the supposed mechanisms of
astrology, more precisely.
Thanks for prodding me.
> Some, such as E = mc^2, even make it to
> become known over virtually the entire human population. If that didn't
> happen through memetic transmission then what else mechanism was
Here we have the problem of 'discovery' and of 'concept' again. If the
universe has a basic working paradigm, such as, in our representation,
E=mc^2, then it is _discovered_, and not created. Yes, the propagation
of this discovery may be called memetic, but the discovery, and perhaps
the representation itself, may not be.
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