Re: virus: Re: sociological change

Wade T.Smith (
Sun, 22 Dec 96 09:17:38 -0500

>You make a fundamental mistake in assuming that an artifact (which I
>define as a material object, although there are those who consider
>language and other intellectual creations "artifacts" as well for lack
>of a better term) is the ONLY product or expression of "culture". That
>is simply not factual.

No, I make the appearance of an artifact the _definition_ of culture, the
necessary and contingent condition of a culture's existence.

I do not care what you call the social structure of anything else, from
ants to dolphins, but it ain't a culture.

Wade T. Smith |'There ain't nothin' you | shouldn't do to a dog.' |'Theism is mental inbreeding.'
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