From: Grant Callaghan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun 03 Nov 2002 - 22:01:52 GMT
> > On Sunday, November 3, 2002, at 03:36 , email@example.com wrote:
> > > That is not action; it is appearance/configuration/somatic
> > > structure. You illegitimately conflate genetic mimicry and memetic
> > > imitation.
> > Ah, that is what I think those who claim birdsong is a meme do.
> > Where do you stand on the birdsong/meme thingee?
>I see birdsong as genetically determined, with minor variants introduced
>by interaction with differing environments.
> > - Wade
Does that include ravens that learn to imitate human speech sounds? There are birds that learn to imitage the birdsongs of other birds. I don't see how that could be genetically determined.
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