Re: memetics-digest V1 #1297

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Sun 02 Mar 2003 - 16:54:57 GMT

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    At 10:49 AM 02/03/03 -0500, you wrote:

    >On Sunday, March 2, 2003, at 01:26 AM, memetics-digest wrote:
    >>>Indeed, there _were_ no, not a single, identical copy of a book until the
    >>>printing press.
    >>Looked at this way, there are *no* identical copies since the printing
    >>press either. Each book has a unique set of fibers in the papers, unique
    >>ink spots, etc.
    >I'm glad you picked that nit. Likewise, in just such fashion, there are
    >*no* identical copies of any information in individual brains.

    This is true as I have stated and utterly inconsequential to memetics where human brains are properly modeled as black boxes.

    If you asked a large number of American boys how many strikes it takes to get you out in baseball do you have *any* doubt that the vast majority (99% plus) would answer 3? How much more identical can you get?

    Keith Henson

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