Re: Definitions of culture

Danny Yee (danny@STAFF.CS.USYD.EDU.AU)
Thu, 8 Aug 1996 17:48:50 +1000

> Nonhuman animals have beliefs?

Yep. Have a read of _How Monkeys See the World_ (Cheney and Seyfarth)
for a quite rigorous demonstration of this.

> >(4) adaptive, i.e. capable of change to match new circumstances

> Nonhuman animal adaptation is strictly genetic.

This is just trivially false. Non-genetic learning has been
demonstrated in nematode worms and bacteria, forget about bees
and monkeys.