|December 28, 2015||Posted by News under Human evolution, language, News|
From Digventures: Among the elaborate horses, bulls, bears and hunters, there are some other rather less captivating designs – small geometric motifs, etched onto the walls. Until now, they’ve not received much attention. But as it turns out, these humble designs conceal a much more intriguing mystery. Von Petzinger and her photographer-husband visited 52 caves […]
|December 20, 2015||Posted by News under Human evolution, Mind, language, News|
In fact, it’s unlikely that people at New Scientist are going to do much of that themselves; it sounds more like a message intended for Everyone Else. Reviewing two new books for the Christmas trade, CultureLab: WITH the year drawing to a close, it’s time to throw out old ideas and bring in the new. […]
|December 16, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, language, News|
This got funded: From Sciencedaily: Chitchat, small talk could serve an evolutionary need to bond with others Well yes, but what is the word “evolutionary” doing in this sentence? A real science comes bolstered with specifics, not speculations. Many of us expect that our early ancestors gossiped plenty. But it is precisely what has not […]
|November 18, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Genomics, language, News|
From ScienceDaily: A new study from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet shows that the ‘grammar’ of the human genetic code is more complex than that of even the most intricately constructed spoken languages in the world. The findings, published in the journal Nature, explain why the human genome is so difficult to decipher — and contribute to […]
|November 18, 2015||Posted by News under Human evolution, Mind, Animal minds, language|
From ScienceDaily: Monkey. Scanning the brains of humans and monkeys, the research team has identified the area at the front of the brain which in both humans and monkeys recognizes when sequences of sounds occur in a legal order or in an unexpected, illegal order. Scanning the brains of humans and macaque monkeys, the research […]
|November 3, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, language, News|
From ScienceDaily: Chimpanzee language claims lost in translation, researchers conclude Unbelievably, some researchers tried examining one these claims instead of just accepting it and pontificating about it. The scholarship in question, published in the journal Current Biology in February, centered on the examination of two sets of chimpanzees in the Edinburgh Zoo: one that had […]
|August 18, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, language, News|
As in National Geographic: Bonobo peeps point to human language origin (The pop science mind tends to lack practical intelligence. No one even thinks of asking why, if baby bonobo peeping tells us about the roots of human language, it never did anything for the bonobos) and Apes close to speaking? No. (In the middle ages, […]
|August 17, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Animal minds, language|
Further to National Geographic: Bonobo peeps point to human language origin ( No one even thinks of asking why, if baby bonobo peeping tells us about the roots of human language, it never did anything for the bonobos). and Apes close to speaking? No. (In the middle ages, it was implausible miracle stories that attracted attention, […]
|August 16, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, language, News, Convergent evolution|
No sooner did we hear that apes are close to speaking (no, they aren’t, and the claim is just another example of how, in our time, impossible ape achievement stories have replace impossible miracle claims)—than we are informed by National Geographic: Bonobo “Baby Talk” Reveals Roots of Human Language As we watch the bonobos, I […]
|August 15, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, language, News|
From ScienceDaily: Apes may be closer to speaking than many scientists think In 2010, Marcus Perlman started research work at The Gorilla Foundation, where Koko has spent more than 40 years living immersed with humans — interacting for many hours each day with psychologist Penny Patterson and biologist Ron Cohn. … “She doesn’t produce a […]
|July 4, 2015||Posted by News under Irreducible Complexity, language, News|
Says this German mag, in translation: Farewell to the World Formula The laws of nature are ephemeral Natural laws are in line with established opinion to immutable component of the natural sciences. A physicist and a philosopher now say goodbye to the idea. by Edu Why so and not otherwise? Until recently was Lee Smolin, […]
|May 3, 2015||Posted by News under Religion, Atheism, language, News|
The new atheists have been holding out on us lately. On the other hand, someone told us about this Raw Story item: Professional atheist Sam Harris looks like an idiot in this email exchange with Noam Chomsky My, my. What do readers think? Is it no longer cool to be a new atheist? Follow UD […]
|April 3, 2015||Posted by News under Human evolution, language, News|
From ScienceDaily: At some point, probably 50,000 to 100,000 years ago, humans began talking to one another in a uniquely complex form. It is easy to imagine this epochal change as cavemen grunting, or hunter-gatherers mumbling and pointing. But in a new paper, an MIT linguist contends that human language likely developed quite rapidly into […]
|February 4, 2015||Posted by News under language, News|
Designed? Don’t these people realize that their careers can be wrecked?
|January 17, 2015||Posted by News under Human evolution, Animal minds, language, News|
She spent so much time with humans that she learned how to smoke cigarettes? [??!!] BAD Orang! bad! bad!
|January 6, 2015||Posted by News under language, News, Information|
And can information theory shed any light on the process?
|December 21, 2014||Posted by News under language, News|
It’s a familiar pattern: We publish lots of papers = We are making progress. In reality, the papers suppressed could well be more informative.
|December 20, 2014||Posted by News under Evolution, language, News|
Researchers: The most fundamental questions about the origins and evolution of our linguistic capacity remain as mysterious as ever
|December 6, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, language, News|
If you must dethrone your god, materialists, could you not do it in a more decent manner?
|October 23, 2014||Posted by News under Human evolution, Mind, language|
Naturalism (the view that it’s material nature all the way down) hasn’t fared much better with human language than with consciousness.