Re: playing at suicide

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Date: Thu Jan 10 2002 - 20:25:44 GMT

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    On Thursday, January 10, 2002, at 10:50 , Grant Callaghan wrote:

    > As it gets older, the number of options increase.

    Indeed. But, as an mewling infant, it doesn't have options. It,
    like that teapot, can only whistle. This instinctual behavior is
    not a meme, although, the response by a mother might be, if she
    supplies a bottle rather than a breast.

    We have to draw a line between instinctual behavior and memetic
    behavior, because if we don't, one or the other has to go.

    - Wade

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