Re: astrology-talk behaviour

Paul Marsden (
Thu, 20 May 1999 13:45:49 +0200

From: "Paul Marsden" <>
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Subject: Re: astrology-talk behaviour
Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 13:45:49 +0200

>The reason I think it might be the latter is that one can substitute
>'What is your star sign?' with 'What about those Bangladeshi leg-
>spinners?' and it doesn't actually make much difference.


But interpreting it as a strategy for enhancing inclusive fitness allows one
to view the verbal behaviour in game theoretic terms - no? Where one verbal
behaviour will be selected instead of another based on its resultant
efficacy. In my genes' limited experience, astrology-talk beats meme-talk
with potential mates anyday. ;-)

Paul Marsden
Graduate Research Centre in the Social Sciences
University of Sussex
ICQ 35642304
Tel (44) (0) 958 733 414

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