A whale of a tale: Calling it culture doesn't help

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 24 (2):350-351 (2001)
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We argue that the function of human culture is to clarify what people value. Consequently, nothing in cetacean behavior (or any other animal's behavior) comes remotely close to this aspect of human culture. This does not mean that the traditions observed in cetaceans are uninteresting, but rather, that we need to understand why they are so different from our own
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DOI 10.1017/S0140525X01513965
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