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Re: Baby Babble Early Human Language?

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 3, 2000, 18:47
Marcus Smith wrote:
> Some of these are clearly possible, but others (to say, guy) are insane. With > this kind of semantic latitude, anything could be related to anything. > > They have given "mathematical proofs" that the odds of these resemblances > actually occuring are too small to be due to accident, but even their math is > bad.
Mark Rosenfelder has a rather interesting essay on that very topic: -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor