From: Scott Chase (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 11 Mar 2003 - 03:16:15 GMT
>From: "Wade T. Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Re: memetics-digest V1 #1312
>Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 07:29:30 -0500
>On Sunday, March 9, 2003, at 08:08 PM, memetics-digest wrote:
>>We can use things for other than their original purpose, but this fact
>>also acknowledges their original purpose.
>As my example clearly showed, there is no required acknowledgment of their
>'original' purpose, whatever that was.
There should be a distinction between historical origin and current utility. Quoting the Harvardian guru, SJG, Himself: (bq) "Historical origin and current utility are distinct concepts and must never be conflated." (eq)
Gould SJ. 1991. Exaptation: a Crucial Tool for an Evolutionary Psychology.
Journal of Social Issues (47): 43-65
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