Re: memetics-digest V1 #1300

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Tue 04 Mar 2003 - 12:13:58 GMT

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    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
    > and
    > 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.

    - Wade

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