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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
>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?
If you think a cry of pain is not a meme of communication, consider this --
in America we say "ouch" or "ow" when we feel pain. In Japan, they say
"itai!" or "itai-o!" In China, they say "ai-o" and in the Philippines the
say "apo!" or "apo-da!" In other words, in each culture they found a
different way to express pain. You'd think an instinctual response would
elicit a more uniform way of expressing itself.
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