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Hi Francesca S. Alcorn -
>If two identical memes arise in two
>completely different environments, are they the same meme?
(Of course, assuming one can actually find a meme in the first place,
then, with what we do know of the universe, identicality is impossible.
Sameness, now, that's another question, and since we're well into the
uselessness of semantics now, what with everything being relative to
where it is, even though it's the same, then sameness would appear quite
easy to show.
This one there is the same as that one there. How do I know? It has to
be. It was transmitted by the proper channels.
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