Mark Pagel

Mark-Pagel
languages
"Language is a piece of
technology to rewire each other's
minds"
= our genes talking
subversive power
phrases
words
words
the most subversive tool we have
story of Babel (bible)
talk in eachother languages
irony
languages exist and prevent
us from communicated
we can not say anything
word are just a puff of air
something worth explaining
languagues only with humans
chimpanzee
the use sticks
why not buy a bag of nuts
the smash a rock on a nut
lack of social learning
from other
whatchin
imitating
no benefit from other wisdom
in 1 mi year they would do the same
barriers
Facebook friendship links map
languages
we dont have sex with
people we cant talk to
European Union
27 countries
23 languages
cost alot of money &time
languages solution to visual theft
can we afford to have all the languages?
standardisation
metric system is winning
hours, minutes, seconds is standard
modern world
chinese man, his language
speaking by more people
though he needs to translate
in english
world depends on cooperation
destiny one world: one language
any species that aqcuire langues
would evolve
"Language evolved to solve the crisis of
visual theft, to coordinate our activities"
we prospered like no other animal
valuable trade
new lands and resources into people
the voice of our genes
evolve language
developed many language
70008000 language
most languages are found in
countries where people are
closely packed
see new guinee
1000 language
remote oceanic island
ancesters
home erectus
the made hand axes
not much development
neanderthals
showed vert little change in
300.000 years
monkey see monkey so
we can learn
by watching other people
imitate
choose amongst a ray of options
build on widwom
out idead accumulate
our knowledge evolves
acculmulative cultural
adoptation
social learning
our species
make stuff
make stuff of life
200.000 years ago
social learning
future course of
sociolgy
languague
social learning is visual theft
benefit of others thoughts
hide your best ideas
choose
smaller groups
less ideas
not much development
systems communities
share ideas
languague is the result
languague
social technolgy
to enhance cooperation
coordinate activities
languague open the sphere of
cooperation
simplest axe of exchange
depend on language
put ideas together and have
properity
this way humans evolve
animals have not evolved
'Not having language would be
like a bird not having wings"
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