Rather than being earned, linguistic capacity was given.
If we demote ourselves into just another animal in the forest, that is precisely how we will act.
There is no doubt that a unique deep structure underlies the languages of all members of our species, modern Homo sapiens.
Because of the lack of homology and the lack of plausible adaptive evolutionary steps, the origin of language remains an abiding mystery.
It’s true that Darwinian thinking undermines the traditional (and common sense) idea that human beings have an exceptional status.
Darwinian advocates today adopt a winsome mask of liberalism.
It’s remarkable how many smart people condemn trends toward barbarism and irrationality in our culture without ever questioning the origins of those trends.
Here come four exciting discussions of science against the backdrop of ultimate questions about humankind’s place in the universe.
Whoever said intelligent design advocates don’t make falsifiable predictions? I’ve got one right here.
So far, Homo naledi reminds me of other hominin fossils whose “transitional” or “ancestral” status ultimately went belly up.