Re: memetic error (?)

From: Wade Smith (
Date: Thu 12 Dec 2002 - 21:17:37 GMT

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    On Thursday, December 12, 2002, at 03:53 PM, Douglas Brooker wrote:

    > The same can happen with respect to court judgements and legislation.
    > In effect, the primary texts become secondary, superseded by a more
    > collective text of prevailing opinion and thinking. There's a folk
    > saying attributed to the American bar, that when really pressed, as a
    > last resort, judges have actually been known the read the statute they
    > are supposed to be applying. This is a bit tongue-in-cheek, and far
    > from true, but makes a point.

    And the same thing applies to religious texts- the bible and the torah and the koran are not so much utilized as original texts, but the ages of interpretation, active and passive, are the things being enforced.

    - Wade

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