Re: Dawkins' Mutation Test for Replicators

Wade T.Smith (
Sun, 29 Aug 1999 10:00:51 -0400

Subject: Re: Dawkins' Mutation Test for Replicators
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 1999 10:00:51 -0400
From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
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On 08/29/99 05:23 the inimitable Robin Faichney made this comment =8B

>So it's OK for non-humans to copy humans, as long as they don't copy
>each other? Do you think *they* think we're superior?

Hehe, no, of course not- I'm just doubting the sincereity of these
macaque studies, is all. I've seen no observation of non-human culture
that was absent of the possibility of influence by humans, and the
macaque observations are a prime example of the chance of corruption.

That's all. I'm just waiting for the incontrovertible. Maybe someone here
will bring it forth.

- Wade

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