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Word/quote of the week September 17, 2009

Posted by janehaynes in : Becoming..., Thinking skywards , trackback

Word of the week: Meme  A unit of cultural transmission; meme includes stories, songs, skills. Culture, according to a theory of memetics, evolves by the process and selection of the memes.

Quote of the week:  "I don' think life has a meaning beyond what we put into it. It's like vision. I mean one only projects colours onto objects - they're not, of course, themselves coloured -one also projects meaning onto things. If you look at a painting, the viewer is projecting his own meaning into the paint, whatever the artist wants. And ditto with an oak tree; whatever God or Darwin decreed for it, you project meaning into it."  Richard Gregory


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