Re: Definition of Culture

J Cook (0002019573@MCIMAIL.COM)
Fri, 16 Aug 1996 07:40:00 EST

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Date: Thursday, 15-Aug-96 07:51 PM

From: Ania Lian \ Internet: (
From: Ania Lian \ Internet: (
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Subject: Re: Definition of Culture

On Thu, 15 Aug 1996, Jesse S. Cook III wrote:

> To the best of my knowledge and belief, no nonhuman animal *teaches* any
> other animal. Sure, some animals are "teachable" but only by humans. Other
> animals learn by imitation.

The amateur's remark:
But isn't it what raising children and growing up for many animals (creatures)
is about ie learning about how to survive? Lack of this phase of being taught
when little surely contributes to the problem of "reintroducing" animals to
their environment which in fact was not theirs in the first place as they did
not grow up in it.

The debate I find very interesting and I do save all the mail! ania:-)

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Sure. Learning to survive is essential to all animals. The nonhuman ones do
it by imitation.

Jesse S. Cook III