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> firstname.lastname@example.org Keith Henson <email@example.com> Re: alityReply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>At 10:36 PM 05/02/02 -0800, "Joe Dees" <email@example.com>
>>You are confusing a behavioral response with a memory. Flatworms have
>>been presented with a light, immediately followed by an electric current
>>running through the bottom of their cages; they learned to jump when the
>>light flashed. Their bodies were ground up and fed to other flatworms who
>>had been spared the experience.
>Sorry, this is an Urban myth kind of meme. Poor poor controls had the
>flatworms following slime trails.
>Shame too, because I once helped write a humor story about university
>course content being broken down into such small pieces it could be taught
>Then knowledge in the form of ground up flatworms was fed--like liver pate
>on crackers--to the students.
How did the slime trails elevate?
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