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>From: "Wade T. Smith" <email@example.com>
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>Subject: Re: sex and the single meme
>Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2002 15:15:01 -0500
> >>It's still hard to recall from where ideas floating around in your head
> >>have had their specific origin.
> >And is there any reason to know this?
>Well, what I meant, was, is there any reason behind _acting_ on ideas to
>know where they came from?
>With some degree of hero worship, yeah, I suppose- one wants to do what
>one's hero did, if one can.
>But, on the other hand, there ain't any real reason to trace the etiology
>of one's memories at all times, or even in general.
If you were to publish a book or submit a formal paper you might want to
In casual conversation there's always the "I read somewhere that..." sort of
thing. The hard part, especially when spatially or temporally far removed
from that place (book, article TV show) you heard it, is trying to track it
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