Lying is one of the earliest things children do upon communicating effectively with caregivers. Even prior to learning whatever the mother-tongue will be, babies can lie. It’s part of play. Built in.

Lying is one of the earliest things children do upon communicating effectively with caregivers. Even prior to learning whatever the mother-tongue will be, babies can lie. It’s part of play. Built in.
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Well hang on.. no, it’s not built in. I’m wrong. It’s learned and passed down.
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Adults start the play, introduce the lie.
Do mother animals play with their babies prior to their play with social mates?

Indeed – and my default answer which I forget sometimes with nature/nurture is either “both” or “it’s embodied”

embodiment includes situated environment which automatically includes parents, playmates, etc.
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Had to look up again as “very familiar name” (more so than the other with the x in it) and found Mead who I am familiar with. Their view of cybernetics was very rational.

How interesting. I’m looking through and Bateson was always on the perhiphery for me whereas Mead was forefront. Yet I knew her husband was the cyberneticist and systems focus and she was the cultural anthropology one, although they each supported each other.

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 I’m mentally going back to 1990/91 to linguistics, development psychology, anthropology etc and to documentaries I watched with my grandmother as a teenager so it was deep reaching to find the names.

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