Re: Dawkins' Mutation Test for Replicators

Robin Faichney (
Mon, 30 Aug 1999 10:38:07 +0100

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 10:38:07 +0100
From: Robin Faichney <>
Subject: Re: Dawkins' Mutation Test for Replicators
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In message <2CDFE2C8F598D21197C800C04F911B20349339@DELTA.newhouse.akzono>, Gatherer, D. (Derek) <>
>I don't just mean no evidence for the telepathy theory that Chris mentioned.
>but that there is no evidence for the _entire imitative washing story_.
>Some monkeys did, and do, wash food items that humans give them, but this
>was a trick taught to them by their keeper, who rewarded them for doing it.
>It was good old fashioned circus training, that's all. At no time did the
>monkeys copy each other. It is therefore, on Blackmore's criteria,

Please consider my recent question on this, answered. Thanks, Derek.

Robin Faichney
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