Where are Behavior Patterns?

Fri, 28 Jan 1994 10:31:22 CST

It never would have occurred to me to take M. Hill's "shared patterns of
behavior" to refer to *mental* phenomena, as D. Read has done. I think
of "behavior," whether patterned or not, as directly observable
movements of organisms in space and time. *Patterned* behavior is such
movement when it is spatiotemporally recurrent. Such patterns within a
social group are what I mean by "interaction"; analytically, they are
entirely separable from that group's symbolic interpretations of reality
(if it has any). --Bob Graber