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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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