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Meme pools, World 3, and Averroes's vision of immortality. / Gatherer, Derek.

In: Zygon, Vol. 33, No. 2, 06.1998, p. 203-219.

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Gatherer, Derek. / Meme pools, World 3, and Averroes's vision of immortality. In: Zygon. 1998 ; Vol. 33, No. 2. pp. 203-219.

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