From: Derek Gatherer (email@example.com)
Date: Wed 10 May 2006 - 07:29:22 GMT
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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