Re: memetics-digest V1 #1300

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Sun 09 Mar 2003 - 10:15:37 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Wade T. Smith" <>
    > 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. Wade,
    > 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.

    True, but you are actually saying that not one single thing is alike. Even the artifacts made in massproduction aren 't the same just because of the shift in the space/ time continuity !?


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