RE: Mimicking in animals

Gatherer, D. (
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 09:24:41 +0200

Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 09:24:41 +0200
From: "Gatherer, D. (Derek)" <>
Subject: RE: Mimicking in animals
To: "''" <>

Mario: (on soacial learning vs. imitation)

How do you make the difference?Where would the blackbird behaviour fit in?


The difference is explained in Meme Machine p47 et seq. The blackbird
behaviour looks like it might be true imitation, and of course blackbirds
have been known to imitate alarm clocks and car alarms (as Sue says, p.49).

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