From: Chris Taylor (email@example.com)
Date: Mon 25 Apr 2005 - 00:45:47 GMT
Sorry to be a pedant, but being of selective value (which I'd have to
dispute anyway -- cf. the 'ICU' hypothesis -- except in the very young
and/or cryptic for whom it is about the only option) says nothing about
the generative mechanism for the behaviour...
Incidentally, and tangentially really; in the super-cryptic young (esp.
mammals, birds), do they tend to also be scent-free?
Just conjecturing wildly anyway... :)
Bill Spight wrote:
> Dear Chris,
>> picture the rabbit in headlights; does not compute = no relevant
>> experience = no resonance with existing stuff and linked behaviours =
>> no behaviour. An engineered mind would have a fight or flight default
> Actually, freezing has survival value in the wild. Not only does it make
> it at least somewhat more difficult to be seen, but in many predators
> flight triggers the chase.
> There was a remarkable documentary recently about a young lioness who
> "adopted" an antelope fawn. Presumably part of the reason was that the
> fawn did not try to run away. It lived for some time, before being eaten
> by another lion.
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