Re: virus: Rationality

Martz (
Thu, 6 Mar 1997 20:41:07 +0000

On Tue, 4 Mar 1997, Alexander Williams <> wrote:
>Considering I've also defended the idea that animals exhibit behaviour
>that suggests internal memetic modeling, I'm clearly in the court that
>says we had intercranial communication (thinking) /long/ before we could
>communicate those thoughts in anything like coherency.

Can I have a couple of examples of behaviour which fits your definition.
I agree with you up as far as the comma but I don't see how the rest
follows so inevitably that it 'clearly [puts you] in the court'. For
that to be true you'd have to show me examples of behaviour which could
be claimed to represent memetic modelling but which wasn't being
transmitted (copied, tossed in the air to see if anyone bites, whatever)
to other members of the same species (arguably also other species but
let's keep it simple for now).


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