Date: Wed 09 Jul 2003 - 19:32:42 GMT
Date sent: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 14:18:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Silent memes
From: "Wade T. Smith" <email@example.com>
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> On Wednesday, July 9, 2003, at 11:27 AM, Keith wrote:
> > It is clear that chimps have culture and that their culture varies
> > from place to place.
> This is a supposition, it is not a clarity.
> Hauser, here at Harvard, has a very compelling argument against this
> position, and I, for one, feel it is more compelling than any 'chimps
> _do so_ have culture' argument.
> In many ways, of course, the memeinthemind models are tied
> axiomatically to the 'chimps have culture' position. This is, again,
> one of the severe empirical problems with these models.
Actually, different tribes of chimps exhibit different performative repertoires. Since the memeisthemotion pseudomodel founders when faced with semantic encodings such as language, it is better suited to chimps than to people.
> - Wade
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