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> "Grant Callaghan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com Re: neccesity of mental memesDate: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 07:53:21 -0800
>>A universal meansurement of length could be, say, multiples of an primary
>>particle's (say a proton's, neutron's or electron's) radius. It would
>>certainly not be either anthropomorphic, arbitrary (since it is a building
>>block of the universe) or changeable.
>A popular measure of time is based on comparing the thing being measured to
>the vibratory rate of a cessium atom, which changes very little. But it
>still compares the motion of A with the motion of B. That's something
>that's done in the mind, even though both items used in the comparison are
>outside the mind. To the best of my knowledge, the universe doesn't go
>around comparing things with each other. What's arbitrary is the items we
>choose to compare with each other.
We compare things to each other, and last time I checked, we were part of the universe we inhabit.
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