Re: Meme bonding

From: Wade T. Smith (
Date: Tue Jan 29 2002 - 01:10:53 GMT

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    Hi -

    >It's not memetic because the termites don't copy the design of a
    >mound from other cultures (as far as i know).

    Where are the boundaries of cultures? I don't bow to mecca, and yet I
    certainly know of people who do. Termites as well might 'know of'
    (chemically) other termites (usually as enemies, if they get that close),
    and, yeah, mound builders and log dwellers don't mix. Or do they? Don't
    know enough about termites.... But mounds change in reaction to soil
    composition, climate, and growth factors, as well as the simple
    destruction from animals and weathers. That cultural artefacts have
    changing aspects due to environmental forces is, perhaps, all that is
    needed to show cultural evolution, and all that cultural evolution is and
    ever has been. So what if we're in automobiles where we were once on

    Termites are perhaps as different, or more so, than muslims and yankees.

    - Wade

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