Re: Wade's hammer

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Date: Tue Jan 08 2002 - 16:08:18 GMT

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    On Tuesday, January 8, 2002, at 10:52 , Grant Callaghan wrote:

    > Most people now agree that American culture and English culture
    > are two different cultures.

    Indeed, separated by a common language....

    It may be useless to talk of the evolution or speciation of
    cultures, and to attempt, however fitfully, to discern the
    instances of distribution of fads and the like, as distinct
    memetic markers.

    I would tend to dismiss as unfounded claims that english and
    usanian cultures are unique species, or even 'different'.

    And all I have to do to come to this conclusion is say, Harry Potter.

    Who is now very popular in Japan, as I understand....

    What's going on there?

    Any memetic guesses?

    - Wade

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