[Marxism] Re: Darwin/Marx

David McDonald dbmcdonald at comcast.net
Tue May 4 13:56:51 MDT 2004


Carrol--

What is your authority in asserting that language is only 50,000 years
old? Not challenging, just curious.

David McDonald

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Lana wrote:

4. When do you think humans begin to talk to each other? How did
language get invented? Biologically modern humans go back 100,000 years
plus or minus. Language almost certainly goes back only 40 or 50
thousand years. What do you think humans were doing before they learned
to speak? (And incidentally, if an infant does not have people around
who respond to its babbling for its first year or two, it will never
learn to speak. Language does NOT come "naturally.")

Carrol


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