Re: electric meme bombs

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Mon 04 Nov 2002 - 03:41:50 GMT

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    > >
    >These cues are innate and generally the same or extremely similar for
    >conspecifics within a species, whereas human communication is
    >arbitrary and by mutual convention, and unlike genetically hardwired
    >behavior, must be created, learned and taught.
    > >

    I never said they had culture. Merely that they communicate and that what they communicate influences the behavior of the other members of the species. If your definition of a meme requires human behavior, then of course other species won't be able to meet the test. But will your definition meet the test of acceptance by the majority of your peers?


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