How language transformed humanity

September 26, 2012 No Comments

Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language. He suggests that language is a piece of “social technology” that allowed early human tribes to access a powerful new tool: cooperation.

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Published On: September 26, 2012

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