Re: What is intelligence (Was Re: neuro mods.....)

From: Robert Owen (
Date: Fri Feb 25 2000 - 14:47:38 MST wrote:

> "Your argument, madam, is a joke." Just kidding, just kidding. >>
> : )
> That's a good one!!
> Well, just so long as you dont blind copy my argument and send it all over
> the net, I doubt if the "monkeys" would get the humor.

And now for our next trick. The "just kidding" was intended as
a segue into what I think is the real nexus between human and
simian "zaniness" -- namely "monkeying around".

Linking arms with my playful bipedal brothers, I affirm without
qualification that we are both "Homo ludens". The question is,
what is the relationship of laughter to expressions of delight?
How is "teasing" behavior related to "derisive" (as in "Homo
risibilis) behavior?

What do you think?


Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA

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