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entertaining 100-level to "chaos and complexity", rung several of my favorite pivots here on Anglo-merican psychopathy --the search for mitigating circumstances in capital punishment, for instance, the dread B.F. Skinner, western mind-body dichotomies, stereotype ("category thinking'), Nash equilibrium, human "speciation," etc. and, most surprising, reference to labial-velar consonant "evolution", e.g. b<->p.

That I learned about by reading Bernal, vol. II-III, lengthy application of historical linguistics to documentary artifacts of afro-asiatic languages. d<->t is common; a<->o vowels, too, (I forget the terminology  off-hand) introduced a few dramatic lexical errors and transliterations in cognates, e.g. psyche.

< sigh >

return of "interdisciplinary study" in the '80s, "unlearning" a crazy-ass canon of besserwissen: "animals behave to maximize the number of gene copies for the future generation" is not "group selection."

Like I said, neologism is rife.
 

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Dec 21st, 2018 at 01:00:45 AM EST
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