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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.
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