Re: Whales and the Memetic Group definitions

Wade T.Smith (
Thu, 30 Sep 1999 16:31:59 -0400

Subject: Re: Whales and the Memetic Group definitions
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 1999 16:31:59 -0400
From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
To: <>

On 9/30/99 19:12, Robert G. Grimes said this-

>Just the other day I taught my little Lhasa Apso puppy how to sit up and beg.
>It only took a short period of less than an hour and now she is totally
>irresistible and has extended the teaching from getting food (the original
>reward) to other things like a good massage, the scratching of her tummy
>with the toe of my shoe, etc.

It is precisely this sort of _behavior_ that moves me to wonder, and I do
wonder, why anyone thinks a 'meme' is necessary here. Why not just
abandon it, and go back to where it all starts- in innate genetic and
developmental abilities, with no need for the additive we are calling

And I won't even try to get into why I think 'asking the parrot' is
anthropomorphic horse spittle....

- Wade

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