Re: ply to Grant

From: Wade T.Smith (
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    Hi Joe Dees -

    >>Unless someone is _performing_ the memes, there is no continuity of
    >>culture. We try to know what Egypt was like.
    >Hieroglyphics, and the ability to decode them, help; we know much more
    >about them than we did pre-Rosetta-Stone.

    We surely do. And, recent DNA studies of mummified remains have told us
    even more. The memetic activity of the Egyptians was fervent. Believing
    you have to keep all your stuff with you makes for good retainable info
    down the line. In many ways, the informational afterlife of the Egyptians
    makes their beliefs seem cogent.

    Forensic anthropology is a nifty science.

    - Wade

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