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> > But the meme stays objectively the same.
> Then it should be the same object at all times.
Just the form of the object(s) has to be the same.
My view is that two memes aren't identical if their form differs.
Writing 'help' and screaming 'help' are two different memes. The
written word and the recorded sound are different memes. They are
related but not identical.
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