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the liver and the brain

Michael Hearne nobody at localhost.localdomain
Wed Sep 15 12:19:46 EST 2004


dan michaels wrote:
> feedbackdroids at yahoo.com (dan michaels) wrote in message news:<8d8494cf.0409041712.499ef6eb at posting.google.com>...
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>>lesterDELzick at worldnet.att.net (Lester Zick) wrote in message news:<413a0722.10678522 at netnews.att.net>...
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>>>The baby zebra wouldn't have to learn to discriminate lions. It would
>>>just have to learn to stay with its mother, a much easier task for
>>>which it is presumably born pretty much ready.
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>>>Regards - Lester
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>>So, it comes out and immediately "imprints" on its own mother, like a
>>duck on the first thing it sees? And then over time, it finally does
>>learn about the lion? Motor activity is precocial, but general
>>perception is altricial? - to use RN's terms.
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> In case you didn't understand quite what I was getting at ... how does
> the new-born baby zebra know what its mother is?

She's got the chow, of course!



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