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Cultural, as opposed to biological, evolution


Our capacity, through language, to manipulate the mental world and so deal imaginatively with the world of experience has been a major factor, perhaps the major factor, in giving humans the overwhelming advantage over other species in terms of cultural, as opposed to biological, evolution.

From the Book Studies in Language Origins, “The Meaning of Duality of Patterning and Its Importance in Language Evolution”, 1989

Date Added: 2017 Feb 16