virus: Do other species have memes?

Dave Pape (
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 08:43:07 GMT

Do they?

I think there have been experiments done in which birds learn to squawk at
cereal packets because, through a sort of trick-mirror setup, they can see
an older bird apparently doing the same (it's squawking, and apparently
looking at a cereal packet), though in fact the older bird's squawking at a
model owl.

In this case, has that behaviour of squawking been transmitted culturally?

[I was nattering to an animal behaviourist last night... crazy business...]

Dave Pape
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