Re: Report: chimps used simple tools 5 million years ago

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    On Tuesday, May 28, 2002, at 03:42 , Grant Callaghan wrote:

    > I suspect we give animals too little credit for adapting to
    > their enviornment in ways that could be described as memetic or
    > tool using.

    Or we call memetic those things which _are_ simply adapting to
    their environment and do not need any cultural qualifiers or

    > Nor ants, who even indulge in farming and construction.

    Don't forget husbandry, with aphids and some others.

    - Wade

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