From: Ray Recchia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 27 May 2003 - 20:58:35 GMT
> On Tuesday, May 27, 2003, at 03:47 PM, Ray wrote:
> > Dugatkin says that animal imitation constitutes culture. How does an
> > individual event of performance differ from an event of imitated
> > behavior other than the fact in one case a human is doing it and in
> > other case an animal is?
> If you are willing to accept that imitation is all that is required to
> constitute culture, than there is no difference.
> I am not willing to accept that culture is only imitation.
> I don't know Dugatkin, but, I do know Hauser, and he does not see
> animal imitation as constituting culture.
> When an animal does something other than imitate, let me know.
> - Wade
That 'something other than imitate' is the thing you can not account for with a purely performance based model. It involves internal mental manipulation.
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