[ExI] dolphins making tools and developing a technology: RE: Psi and gullibility
spike66 at att.net
Wed Jan 27 17:59:43 UTC 2010
The psi discussion here has produced an insight: if a phenomenon exists but
we haven't the memetic infrastructure to support it, we wouldn't recognize
it even if we saw it. We would seek alternative explanations, as I do with
In my misspent youth I recall being taught that humans were the only tool
users, but that the notion was being challenged. As a fallback, the text
book claimed that humans are definitely the only tool makers. Now we know
plenty of nonhuman beasts do that too.
Check this way cool dolphin behavior:
Note that the guy making the mud ring does not himself get fed, but the
others do. So this requires some rethinking of our evolutionary memeset.
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