From: Wade T. Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 23 May 2003 - 19:21:03 GMT
> Could you offer a reaons for insisting on that performance based memes
> would only apply to humans?
Because the performance model is a model of cultural evolution, not a
model of imitated and/or social behavior. Is culture much more than
simply imitated and/or social behavior? Yes, it is.
Are the imitative acts of behavior presently witnessed and studied in
other animals explainable without culture? Yes, they are.
Hauser's work is pre-eminently suited to finding the mechanisms of
imitative and social behaviors, and he sees no need for culture to be
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