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- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: begging displays
- From: Steven Rogers <srogers at ccsi_com>
- Date: Sun, 1 Oct 2000 22:57:15 -0500
- In-Reply-To: <200010011948.PAA04449 at actwin_com>
- References: <200010011948.PAA04449 at actwin_com>
>The latest Scientific American has an article about begging
>displays offspring put on for their parents (chicks chirping,
>babies crying, etc.) . The main contention is that these displays
>evolved to inform the parents that their offspring are healthy and
>therefore worth the investment of time and effort.
I think it could be that academics have evolved "theorizing
displays" to convince their departments that they are healthy
and worth the investment of tenure. . . .
@Outcome, Austin TX -- ICQ: 46340238 -- AIM: StevRocket