Re: RS

From: Derek Gatherer (
Date: Wed 10 May 2006 - 07:29:22 GMT

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    At 22:19 09/05/2006, you wrote:
    >A theory of memetics that finds memes in the minds of birds
    >is also unconvincing, as it attempts to explain phenomena that can already
    >be handled from a strictly biological standpoint.

    It's _my_ job to argue for genetic determinism on this list, Ted, not yours ;)

    Actually, there is quite a lot of evidence that birdsong, at least in the species where it has been examined most closely, is cultural. So it can't really be handled from a strictly biological standpoint.

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