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> > If the meme is semantic content, how do we approach this change
>> in meaning? What stays the same, and what changes?
>> How can meme1 be meme2?
>I think the 'historic' meme stays the same (the form). What
>changes is the environment of that meme, which consists mostly
>of other memes which changed. Our understanding and
>interpretation does not only result from the historic meme but also
>from the sourrounding/referring ones.
But you do not think the same way you did 15 years ago, and the
argument could be made that *you* are not the same person you were 15
years ago. But we recognize that there is some continuity there
which causes us to call you the same person.
But now I have a question. If two identical memes arise in two
completely different environments, are they the same meme?
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