Re: A Drosophila for cultural evolution

Wade (
Sat, 9 Aug 97 11:42:48 -0400

Subject: Re: A Drosophila for cultural evolution
Date: Sat, 9 Aug 97 11:42:48 -0400
From: Wade "T.Smith" <>
To: memetics <>, virus <>

>>>What can serve as a Drosophila for the study of cultural evolution?

OK- I've been thinking about this.

And I think I've got it.

So sit down....

The answer to life, the universe, and everything is- Toilet training.

Stop laughing.

There is ample anthropological and ethnographic data, there is a clear
primate evolutionary path, there is a clear pan-cultural incidence, and
it is even experimentally testable.

Any takers?

Wade T. Smith | "There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a god." |
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