Re: Anyone here?

Valla Pishva (
Mon, 03 Nov 1997 12:24:30 -0500 (EST)

Date: Mon, 03 Nov 1997 12:24:30 -0500 (EST)
From: Valla Pishva <>
Subject: Re: Anyone here?

Let me try a jumpstart.

Do monkeys have memes, even though their transmition may be hampered by
primitive communication (just like autistics or "wild" children)?
How about oyster-catchers (birds), who learn their method of opening
oysters (stabbing or prying) from their parents, and perform poorly unless
both parents are of the same type? I think memes, like culture and
consciousness, evolved over time on continuous rather than discreet

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