From: Wade T. Smith (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 04 Mar 2003 - 12:13:58 GMT
On Monday, March 3, 2003, at 09:19 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
> But if you were talking about an artifact such as a clay bowl or a
> stone ax
> head, for example, and you went out and gathered the same kind of clay
> formed that clay in the same way and decorated it with the same
> designs and
> fired it at the same temperature, you would have learned a thing or two
> about how the tribe accomplished the task themselves.
Yup, for sure, and anthropologists do things like that, all the time.
But they are not making one _anew_, in the cultural context that made
that artifact _anew_. They are _merely_ replicating.
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