Re: transmission

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Sun 18 May 2003 - 19:44:48 GMT

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    > Sorry, Kenneth, but ALL spiders of web-weaving species produce silk,
    > while within the human family there are imbibers and teetotalers.

    No need to say sorry though ! I understand, but IMO, still it doesn 't matter, my argument wasn 't sloppy. Silk can be the result of web- weaving spider species as drinking beer, tea, applejuice, milk is the result of a cultural force trying to maintain its continuance.

    Like Wade argues, and I agree related to the above, the spiders performance and the human drinking habits are both within their own cultural template, part of the venue and are the activities controlled by the parameters of these venues. When the time is ripe, nature's culture commands and demands and the spider weaves a web, and nature expects a full committent. If the spider misses out its target, it will starve. This is analogous to our drinking habits, culture demands/ commands the exis- tence of bars and tearooms and culture expects that some people will be drunk and be alcoholists and that others will bake cakes and will set the kettle on the fire.

    It is not that, IMO, when one argument stems from the very basic urge like instinct for the spider and that another stems from within our cultural/ social intercourse, both are different at their fundamentals. The effects and the appearance of those effects are IMO the continuance of things that are ' natural ', spider webs and human cultures are both, within their own apparatus, results. Silk and beerdrinking habits are cultural deman- ded venues where from culture expects performances.



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