Re: Definition of Culture

Danny Yee (danny@STAFF.CS.USYD.EDU.AU)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 23:35:22 +1000

Jesse S. Cook III writes:
> Sure. Learning to survive is essential to all animals. The nonhuman ones do
> it by imitation.

So when one human teaches another something without using language
(e.g. by demonstration and emulation), that isn't real learning, but
merely imitation?

Cynthia Moss' documentary on elephants screened here last night. You
should have a look at it if you get a chance - it's highly recommended.