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On Wednesday, January 16, 2002, at 02:33 , Joe Dees wrote:
> The leap in intelligence you invoke would certainly leave its
> beneficiaries aware of the functionality and utility of the
> multiplication tables.
Are we aware of the functionality and utility of our thumbs?
Well, I'll start an answer- yes, we are aware that our thumbs
are unique, and we even differentiate species by the
opposibility of their thumbs.
But, are we _aware_ of the functionality and utility of our thumbs?
Are we _aware_ of anything that is second nature?
This is also linked in with the memetics as brain-washing thread
that's been started.
Although, well, calling a spade a spade has always been my motto.
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