Re: Re(2): Paper on chimp culture

Mark M. Mills (
Tue, 29 Jun 1999 13:53:12 -0400

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 1999 13:53:12 -0400
From: "Mark M. Mills" <>
Subject: Re: Re(2): Paper on chimp culture
In-Reply-To: <>


At 10:15 AM 6/29/99 -0600, you wrote:
>At 08:16 PM 28/06/99 -0400, Mark M. Mills wrote:

>Consciousness / self-awareness probably developed in small
>incremental steps as the ability to communicate developed, each feeding on
>the other. It is impossible to say, therefore, that at some point a
>specific dividing line was cross and we suddenly had conversation (the same
>argument holds for the development of consciousness).

I agree. Are you willing to extend these small incremental steps all the
way back to the common ancestor we share with chimps?


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