Re: virus: Essence

Tim Rhodes (
Wed, 13 Aug 1997 10:14:25 -0700 (PDT)

Brett wrote:

> > To find the cause we must know: What is the meaning of clowning? For what
> > purpose did the jester perform this act? What reason did the king have for
> > continuing this relationship? WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF HUMOR?

In chimps the pulling back of the lips to reveal the teeth and gums while
upturning the corners of the mouth is a sign of nerviousness or an attempt
to defer in a conflict or lesson the tension.

But we aren't chimps, after all.

-Prof. Tim
Smiling, too, as he types.