Re: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

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    On 01/13/02 23:56, Jeremy Bradley said this-

    >How is the use of a hammer diffrent to a hammer itself?

    Well, the hammer is an actual, physical thing which can be utilized for
    driving nails, or smashing windows, or opening cans.

    The use of an actual, physical object is not the use of a meme- unless a
    meme can be shown to be an actual, physical, object, and, so far, no-one
    has brought one out for show and tell.

    The use of a meme, is, in fact, the meme itself, and thus, 'the use' of a
    meme, and the meme itself, are one and the same.

    Not so with hammers.

    So, I'll repeat my question-

    >>And just how is the use of a meme different from the meme itself?

    - Wade

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