Re: gravity

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Fri 23 May 2003 - 19:28:10 GMT

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    On Friday, May 23, 2003, at 02:43 PM, Richard wrote:

    > <<My criticism of the memeinthemind model stems completely from the
    > presently basic fact that you can't show me one.>>
    > Do you have the same criticism of the theory of gravity?

    Interesting that you've brought physics into the discussion.

    Does the theory of gravity posit a graviton? I suppose it might.

    But, of course, what you are saying is- why can't you accept the theory of a memeinthemind since there are minds?

    Well, one has to get past a theory of mind in order to accept that, and, well, I think the jury is still out. Lots of very interesting testimony, however.

    Well, OK, so 'mind' is out as an analog to gravity. Maybe you are saying, why can't you accept memesinthemind since there is culture?

    And that particular question is precisely why I can't accept memesinthemind- because I can explain culture without them.

    Granted, I have to accept that a meme is not a necessary condition of the workings of a mind, but, that is relatively easy, as, again, no-one can show me one.

    Seriously, equating gravity with mind is specious.

    - Wade

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