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The evidence is in: there is no language instinct | Aeon Essays
For decades, the idea of a language instinct has dominated linguistics. It is simple, powerful and completely wrong
language  linguistics  psychology  development  evolution 
yesterday by yEvb0
How a Country’s Land Shapes Its Language - Facts So Romantic - Nautilus
To Hawaiian speakers, vowels reign supreme. Only eight consonants exist in the language’s 13-letter alphabet, so most of its meaning…
environment  language  evolution  teaching 
yesterday by yEvb0
Body Men Vs Face Men | Chateau Heartiste
If a man is presented with a choice between a butterface (ugly face, hot body, everything “but her face”) and a myspace angle (cute face, ugly body), his decision will depend in part on whether he’s down for a short-term fling or if he’s seeking a long-term lover.
evolution  manosphere  Roissy 
yesterday by HispanicPundit
Rethinking what sets humans apart starts with asking if we're special at all | Popular Science
All the things that we consider as part of the human condition—speech, language, consciousness, tool use, art, music, material culture, commerce, agriculture, non‑reproductive sex, and more—are called behavioral modernity, or "the full package." But how did we get there?
newswire  evolution 
3 days ago by kejadlen
Why Are Human Teeth So Messed Up?
Many of us have had crooked, ill-fitting teeth at some point in our lives. The reason has a lot to do with what we eat.
evolution  teeth  humans 
4 days ago by mirthe

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