Re: playing at suicide

From: Wade Smith (
Date: Wed Jan 09 2002 - 21:22:19 GMT

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    On Wednesday, January 9, 2002, at 03:38 , Grant Callaghan wrote:

    > If the baby didn't know it had the need, it wouldn't be able to
    > express it.

    Interesting take on instinctual responses. It certainly is able
    to 'express' pain with a scream, as you are.

    But, what do you know?

    And, what do you need that you screamed?

    I see a real difference between someone wanting, say, a new
    iMac, and a baby crying because its hungry.

    > She knows because the baby communicated the want or need to her.

    Is this response, crying, really a communication?

    - Wade

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