Re: "Smoking" Memes

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    > I think the basic notion here is that two people can never have the same
    > idea (/meme), except superficially, because a 'copy' is just a surface
    > copy, consisting of different components (those available in a specific
    > host mind). Can't remember where I read that - one of the JoM papers...
    > Kinda like comparing similar ecosystems consisting of different types of
    > organism (mammals v marsupials etc.).

    We aren't that different to eachother. People share ideas, or shades
    of it, but ideas get shared. Otherwise the whole concept of culture
    would be nonsense.

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