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Culture in cetaceans: Why put the cart before the horse?

Bertrand Deputte 1
1 EVE - Ethologie, éVolution, Ecologie
EthoS - Ethologie animale et humaine
Abstract : Twisting definitions of a concept to serve one's purposes is rarely a fruitful exercise and the demonstration of culture is, necessarily, a two-step procedure: (1) documenting a behavioral difference between populations, (2) demonstrating that this difference has spread through the group by means of social learning. This will avoid putting the cart before the horse.
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Bertrand Deputte. Culture in cetaceans: Why put the cart before the horse?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2001, 24 (02), pp.331-332. ⟨10.1017/S0140525X01303965⟩. ⟨hal-01345754⟩

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